UK police has threatened to sanction Big Brother Naija season 4 housemate, Khafi Kareem for disobedience.
According to The Sun UK, the 29-year-old lady from the Metropolitan Police, was warned by her bosses not to take part in the show. Reports said she however left for the show, despite the fact that her request was turned down.
She is now the subject of an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.
Khafi joined the show, where she has romped three times with fellow contestant, Ekpata Gedoni, 31.
Reports said her colleagues in Scotland Yard have expressed their dismay at her ‘tarnishing’ the force’s reputation with her antics.
One colleague told the Sun: “She is 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.
“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.”
According to BBC, the Met said Ms Kareem 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.
A spokesman said: “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 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.
The housemate was used as a “poster girl” for the Met, posing alongside Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick to encourage black and female recruitment and celebrate 100 years of women in the force.
Miss Kareem began as a PC at Lambeth station in 2015 after four years spent as a part-time special constable.
Khafi who has spoken against stop-and-search, joined up after a 16-year-old friend was stabbed to death.
She worked as a spotter at airports, looking for possible victims of female genital mutilation (FGM).
She also acted as a translator as she speaks French, Italian and her native Yoruba. However, she was moved from the FGM team after she argued with colleagues.