Khafi Kareem, a Metropolitan Police officer in the United Kingdom, has come under investigation for appearing on the Big Brother Naija, Nigerian Reality show despite being refused permission by her employers.
According to the UK Evening Standard, the 29-year-old, who joined the UK Police as a Constable in 2015, is being probed after she was filmed having s.x with 31-year-old housemate, Ekpata Gedoni on the show.
The Metropolitan Police said it had not granted Kareem‚Äôs request to appear on the show and that an internal investigation would be carried out.
The Force added that Kareem was granted unpaid leave for an ‚Äúunrelated reason‚ÄĚ ahead of appearing on the show, but her request to take part in the programme was denied.
A spokesman said, ‚ÄúA PC attached to the Met‚Äôs transformation command requested permission to take part in a reality television entertainment show in Nigeria. Permission was not given.
‚ÄúThe Met is aware that the officer has since appeared on the show without authority.
‚ÄúThe Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.
‚ÄúThe Met does not support the officer‚Äôs appearance, nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.‚ÄĚ
The UK Police Force added that any officer found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour could face misconduct proceedings.
An unnamed colleague of the officer said, ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs a serving British Police officer. It‚Äôs outrageous.
‚ÄúShe asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.‚ÄĚ
A post on the website of Africa Magic says Ms Kareem joined the show ‚Äúto do societal good.‚ÄĚ
It reads, ‚ÄúPolice officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself.
‚ÄúShe is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in the Big Brother Naija House brings, so that she can do societal good.
‚ÄúWhat people don‚Äôt know about her is that she is secretly talented in spoken word, singing and dancing. She is an Ekiti native who resides in London.‚ÄĚ
The post also said Kareem would spend the prize money on hosting a travel show in Nigeria, as well as investing in charitable causes.
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