Police officer defies bosses to appear on Nigerian Big Brother without permission

Lawrence Kim
August 13, 2019

An officer in the United Kingdom police force who has been appearing on the Nigerian version of Big Brother despite her bosses refusing her permission has tweeted that "tough times don't last but tough people do".

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

Scotland Yard said it hadn't granted her request to appear on Big Brother Naija, and an internal investigation would be carried out. She was also a former bit-part actress and shop assistant.

The PC, who earns about £30,000 a year, was pictured with Ms Dick and other female officers celebrating 100 years of women in the Met last November.

A spokesman for the Met told Daily Star Online that Kareem was granted unpaid leave for an "unrelated reason" ahead of appearing on the show, but her request to join the reality TV programme was turned down.

Khafi is also being probed for having sex with fellow housemate, Ekpata Gedoni on the show.

One colleague told the Sun: 'She's a serving British police officer - it's outrageous.

"All police 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", he said.

"Her out-of-office email reply blatantly says that she is away from work, yet no one does anything".

"Other officers working with her are furious that she can just disobey orders then swan off the Africa and tarnish the reputation of the force".

The material says of Miss Kareem: 'Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself.

United Kingdom policewoman and current BBNaija 2019 housemate Khafi is well known for her intimate relationship with fellow housemate Ekpata Gedoni.

Publicity material for the programme showed Miss Kareem in her uniform, branding her a talented singer and dancer.

The 29-year-old officer's management claimed the media house refused to inquire or get her side of the story before publishing the article.

A profile of Kareem on the broadcaster's website said she would spend the 30m naira (£68,000) prize money to host a travel show touring Nigeria's "beauty spots" and "invest in charitable causes".

The Metropolitan Police said it does not support Pc Kareem's appearance on the show and she does not represent the force while she is taking part.

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

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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