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#BBNaija: Khafi faces investigation by MET police for participating in reality show


Metropolitan Police officer and one of the housemates of the ongoing Big Brother Naija season 4, Khafi Kareem, will be investigated after appearing on the reality show without permission.

According to The Sun UK, Khafi, 29, joined the force as a PC based at Lambeth station in 2015, having worked part-time as a special constable for four years.

A statement by the Met police revealed that she was not given permission to go on the show, adding that all officers have a requirement to behave professionally, whether on or off duty.

The statement read: “A PC, attached to the Met’s transformation command, requested permission to take part in a reality television entertainment show in Nigeria. Permission was not given.

“The Met is aware that the officer has since appeared on the show without authority.

“The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.

“The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.”

The force added that any officer found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour could face misconduct proceedings.

It was reported that the authorities made the move to start an investigation, following viral online videos of her having sex with fellow housemate and love interest, Ekpata Gedoni, on the show.

However, Khafi’s management who termed the report “brazenly sensational and defamatory”, has since threatened legal action against The Sun UK over the recent publication, claiming “she might be sacked by the Metropolitan Police over her sex on the reality show.”

The management stated via Twitter that their team wasn’t contacted by the media house for her own side of the story before publishing the report.

The management is also demanding a retraction of the story and an apology within 48 hours.


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