The Aba branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has denied claims that controversial Nigerian lawyer and social media influencer Ifunanya Excel Grant, better known online as “Baddest Lawyer,” is one of its members.
The statement was issued on Tuesday and signed by NBA Aba Branch Chairman Innocent O. Egwu, Esq., and Secretary Mazi K.C. Okoro.
“For the records, we wish to state categorically that Miss Ifunanya Excel Grant is not a member of the NBA, Aba Branch, and she is unknown to NBA, Aba Branch.
“While we support every effort of our great association, the NBA, to rid the legal profession of the few bad eggs, we must request that painstaking efforts be taken by officers concerned to ensure that innocent and law-abiding practitioners are not unwittingly held out in bad light to the public,” the statement reads in part.
This is coming after some reports ascribed Ifunanya’s NBA membership to the Aba Branch following the call for her to be prosecuted for inappropriate social media conduct involving substance abuse and unclad images and videos.