Met Police investigate officer for Nigerian Big Brother appearance

Khafi Kareem is currently in the Big Brother house

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Metropolitan Police officer is facing an internal investigation for appearing on Nigerian Big Brother despite being refused permission to do so.

Khafi Kareem is one of the stars of the reality show, and a post from the Nigerian broadcaster Africa Magic said she joined the program “so that she can do societal good”.

“Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself,” it read.

The broadcaster also said should Ms Kareem win she would spend the prize money, worth around £68,000, on hosting a travel show in Nigeria and investing in charitable causes.

She has been in the Big Brother house since June 30, and could remain until the end of September.

A Met spokesman said Ms Kareem was granted unpaid leave ahead of her appearance on the program, but her request to take part was denied.

"The Met is aware that the officer has since appeared on the show without authority,” he said.

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

He said any officer found to have breached police standards could face misconduct proceedings.

Ms Kareem has no social media access while in the house, but her management posted a tweet that said: “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”

She could be evicted from the show as early as this week.

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