The member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dickson Tarkighir has threatened to slam a N10 billion lawsuit against Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, Venita Akpofure and the organisers of the reality show for “defaming” the Tiv Nation.
Venita has been under fire after she asserted in the reality show that “Tiv men give their wives to visitors for entertainment purposes.”
Her assertion sparked outrage among the Tiv people of North Central, Nigeria, with many calling for legal action against her.
Consequently, Hon. Tarkighir has said Venita and the Big Brother Naija brand should be sued for giving her “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.”
Venita has two daughters with Terna Tarka, a Tiv man from Benue State.