Khafi Kareem, a Metropolitan Police officer, has riled her bosses for appearing on Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
According to ITV, the 29-year-old’s was pictured alongside Commissioner Cressida Dick as the Met celebrated 100 years of women in the force last November, but her request to appear on the show was refused permission by her bosses.
Khafi reportedly joined the force as a Pc based at Lambeth station in 2015, having worked part-time as a special constable for four years. And speaking with the press, an unnamed colleague said: “She’s a serving British police officer — it’s outrageous. She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.”
The Met added that Khafi was granted unpaid leave for an “unrelated reason” ahead of appearing on the show but her request to take part in the programme was denied.
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“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,” a spokesperson said. “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 spokesperson continued, “The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.”
The force added that any officer found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour could face misconduct proceedings.
Khafi is not yet aware of all this drama playing out because of her.