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Khafi could lose UK Police job over BBNaija appearance

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By Toby Prince

2019 Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Khafi Kareem, risks losing her job as a Metropolitan Police officer for appearing on the show.

The 29-year-old, who joined the force as a Pc in 2015, was filmed in steamy on-screen romps with fellow contestant Ekpata Gedoni, 31.

Scotland Yard said it had not granted Ms Kareem’s request to appear on the programme and that an internal investigation would be carried out.

An unnamed colleague of the Scotland Yard officer told the Sun: “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.”

A post on the website of Africa Magic, the television channel which broadcasts Big Brother Naija, says Ms Kareem joined the show “so that she can do societal good”.

It reads: “Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself.

“She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good.

“What people don’t know about her is that she is secretly talented in spoken word, singing and dancing. She is an Ekiti native who resides in London.”

The post also reveals Ms Kareem would spend the prize money, reportedly worth 30 million naira (£68,000), on hosting a travel show in Nigeria, as well as investing in charitable causes.

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.

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