Met Police to investigate Khafi for appearing on BBNaija 'without permission'

Police officer who 'had sex' on Nigerian Big Brother faces sack - Daily Star

Police officer who 'had sex' on Nigerian Big Brother faces sack - Daily Star

The officer was used as a "poster girl" for the Met, posing alongside Met Commissioner Cressida Dick to encourage black and female recruitment and celebrate 100 years of women in the force.

She is now starring in the African reality TV show, with a chance of winning prize money worth £68,000. On the show, her love interest is 31-year-old businessman Ekpata Gedoni.

One of her colleagues whose name was not mentioned said other officers are furious because of her participation on the show without approval.

According to reports from England, she is participating in the reality show without lawful permission, as her request was turned down, when she applied.

One article said: "There are now fears that Khafi may leave Big Brother Naija House pregnant as she and lovebird Gedoni continued their sizzling romance".

Publicity material says: "Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself".

She entered the Big Brother house anyway, and has begun a relationship with a fellow contestant, Ekpata Gedoni.

Nonetheless, pictures appeared on websites promoting Big Brother Naija: Pepper Dem showing the PC in her uniform while she is billed as a talented dancer and singer.

She was inspired to sign up after a 16-year-old pal was stabbed to death but has spoken out against police stop-and-search tactics.

The post also said Kareem would spend the prize money on hosting a travel show in Nigeria, as well as investing in charitable causes.

Pc Khafi Kareem, who works in Lambeth, asked the Met if she could take part in the show and was told she could not.

He said: "A PC, attached to the Met's transformation command, requested permission to take part in a reality TV entertainment show in Nigeria". Permission was not given.

She urged people to back "TEAMKHAFI" and shared a link through which to vote and shared a statement from the show's management which described her as "a proud black female police officer" as it warned that legal action was being considered.

He added that an investigation is being carried out into the cop's behaviour.

"The Met does not support the officer's appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show".

It continued that she has "dedicated her youthful years protecting and serving with her many skills which include the ability to speak at least five worldwide languages" and accused the newspaper of echoing a "repressive culture of shaming and characterising women for their sexual decisions and life choices".

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