Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. Source: Twitter.

BBNaija show host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has said “Pepper Dem” housemate Tacha was bound to be disqualified from the competition but the reason Mercy got only strikes was unknown to him.

Recall that the housemates engaged in a fight on September 27.

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The heated argument thereby led to the disqualification of Tacha, as she breached the house rule by drawing Mercy’s hair.

After the disqualification of the ‘Port Harcourt first daughter’, there was outrage on social media where many claimed Mercy should have been disqualified, too.

But speaking on Tacha’s disqualification in an interview with Beat FM, Ebuka said Tacha’s disqualification was expected even before she pulled Mercy’s hair.

He said, ”When Tacha shoved and pushed Mercy, I think that was when it was done, even before the hair-pulling.

”I am talking about the fight that started at the kitchen. Big Brother had called them to the kitchen to simmer down the situation, but the fight got even worse.

”So way before the hair was pulled, there was already contact. With violence like that, it is hard to say, because Big Brother is very clear on that. You don’t put your hands on someone. If you allow a shove and push, tomorrow it becomes a punch.”

Asked why Mercy was not disqualified, Ebuka said, ”I don’t know. Like I said, I don’t make these decisions. But what Mercy did was flip her hair, which you could see was contact, but there are other sides to it.

”Like was it intentional? I don’t know. Was it physically going to harm her? I don’t know either.

”I don’t know what the reason was for not disqualifying Mercy as well but she got two strikes. I guess that’s what they felt the weight of what she did carried.”