Benue Legislator Vows to File N10bn Lawsuit Against Venita and BBNaija Organizers for Allegedly Defaming Tiv Nation
The Big Brother Naija All Stars show has had its fair share of drama, but the latest controversy has a politician threatening Venita and the show’s organizers with a N10 billion lawsuit.
Hon. Dickson Tarkighir, a member of Benue State’s House of Representatives representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency, has vowed to sue Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate Venita Akpofure and the reality show’s organizers for “defaming” the Tiv Nation.
On the reality show, Venita stated, “Tiv men give their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes.”
Her claim sparked outrage among the Tiv people of North Central Nigeria, with many calling for legal action to be taken against her.
As a result, Hon. Tarkighir has suggested that Venita and the Big Brother Naija brand be sued for providing her with “the mega platform to defame the Tiv tribe.”
On his Facebook page, he wrote:
“#Venita Akpofure- Slam a 10BN defamation suit on her, the Big Brother brand and its promoters, they provided her with the mega platform to defame an entire tribe and are equally liable for not disowning her.”