Big Brother Naija housemate on reality TV show, Khafilat Kareem, aka Khafi has been under fire with her employers in UK.
The Metropolitan Police Force, UK allege that they have no idea of Khafi’s participation in the reality TV show in Nigeria.
The 29-year-old Police constable joined the force at Lambeth station in 2015 after she worked part-time as a special constable for four years.
Khafi joined BBNaija, she was videoed in the show live for allegedly having sex with another housemate, Ekpata Gedoni, 31.
According to the report made available to this media outfit, Khafi was not authorized to go for the contest, so she disobeyed and left her duty post for BBNaija Reality TV show.
As reported by The Sun UK, titled, ‘Loin of Duty: Met Cop poster girl faces sack for having sex on Nigerian Big Brother after being told not to take part.’
Furthermore, The Sun UK paper was also quoted some that some of her colleagues and bosses were ashamed with the allege sex romp that she has brought shame to the force.
Met Police in a statement, said Khafi, never got permission to attend the TV show in Nigeria.
The report also stated that all the officers had a duty to behave professionally, on or off duty post.
Part of the statement reads: “The Met is aware that the Khafi has since appeared on the show without their authorisation.
“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.
“All officers have a duty to behave with professionalism and in a manner that does not bring the Met into disrepute whether on or off duty.
“Those who do not behave in tandem to our professional ethics risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings.”
Khafi’s Manager in a statement on Tuesday, threatened legal suit against The Sun UK for the report.
The Manager said; “This brazenly defamatory outburst by The Sun UK is written in poor taste without considering the ethics of journalism which seeks balance and objectivity.
“At no time did The Sun UK send mail of enquiry to Khafi’s official email which is blasted across her social media platforms under active management to confirm or refute the claims in the publication.
“Khafi’s side of the story is conveniently and deliberately omitted to sell a pre-conceived narrative while responses from ‘outraged colleagues’ and ‘other papers’ riddled the publication.
“This comes from a repressive culture of shaming and characterizing women for their sexual decisions and life’s choices.
“We find the UK’s publication repulsive and damaging to the image and livelihood of our client.
“Khafi is a proud black police officer who prides herself in her work and has dedicated her youthful years to protecting and serving with her many skills which include the ability to speak at least five international languages,” the statement read.
Her manager has demanded a retraction and apology from the UK paper within 48 hours, threatening to take legal action if they failed to comply as demanded.
Notably, Khafi is reported to be receiving £30,000 (N13m) per annual in the UK.