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UK Police frowns at Khafi over appearance on BBNaija

The Metropolitan Police are not happy with Big Brother Naija housemate, Khafi Kareem, for going on the reality TV Show.

Okay.ng understands that Khafi was an officer with the Metropolitan Police since 2015.

The Sun UK reported that she wasn’t granted permission by her bosses to appear on the programme and that an internal investigation would be carried out.

The Force added that 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: “The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.”

Meanwhile, Khafi’s management released a statement on the issue describing it “sensational and defamatory outburst” which ”comes from a repressive culture of shaming and characterizing women for their sexual decisions and life choices.”

The statement reads: “The attention of Khafi’s management has been drawn to a publication by The Sun UK of Tuesday, August 13, 2019, titled “LOIN OF DUTY Met Police ‘poster girl’ faces sack for ‘having sex’ on Nigerian Big Brother after being told not to take part”.

“This brazenly sensational and defamatory outburst by The Sun UK is written in poor taste without considering the ethics of journalism which seeks balance and objectivity.

“At NO time did The Sun UK send a mail of inquiry to Khafi’s official email which is blasted across her social media platforms under active management to confirm or refute the claims in the publication.

“Khafi’s side of the story is deliberately and conveniently omitted to sell a pre-conceived narrative while responses from “outraged colleagues” and “other papers” riddle the publication.

“This comes from a repressive culture of shaming and characterizing women for their sexual decisions and life choices.

“We find The Sun UK’s publication repulsive and damaging to the image and livelihood of our client.

“Khafi is a proud black female police officer who prides herself in her work and has dedicated her youthful years protecting and serving with her many skills which include the ability to speak at least five international languages.

“We demand an immediate retraction of the publication by The Sun UK and a public apology to our client Khafilat Kareem within the next 48 hours.

“Legal options are also being considered at this time.

“Thank you.

Signed
Management.”

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Damilola A.

Damilola is a dedicated entertainment writer for Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He joined the platform with the aim of using his experience in the Entertainment industry to share wonderful articles in this field. Dammy is a die-hard fan of Wizkid.

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