Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate Khafi Kareem is in trouble with the Met Police after appearing on the reality show.
Khafi, 29 is a serving Metropolitan Police officer in the UK and according to a report by The Sun Newspaper, she was not supported by the force, granted her unpaid leave when she requested to go on the reality TV show.
It was also reported that 29-year-old Khafi’s romance with Gedoni has seen her facing an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.
The Met has said she was not given permission to go on the show, and said all officers have a requirement to behave professionally, whether on or off duty.
A Met Police 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.”
Referred to as the UK Metropolitan police poster girl, Khafi became popular in the force for promoting female and black recruitment. In November 2018, she stood alongside Metropolitan Commissioner, Cressida Dick to promote female and black recruitment.
In March 2019, Khafi, a high-flying recruit, was invited to the West End premiere of Captain Marvel alongside Deputy Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi.
Khafi speaks French, Italian and a bit of Yoruba and worked as a translator and a spotter for a female genital mutilation team looking for possible victims at airports. However, she was reportedly moved from the team after clashes with colleagues.
With an earning of over N13 million per year (£), Khafi is contesting for the BBNaija Pepper Dem edition grand prize of N30 million cash prize and N30 million worth of prizes.