The Management of Khafi Kareem, the 29-year-old United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police Constable who is currently a housemate on the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) reality show has threatened to take legal action against UK’s The Sun tabloid for what they described as a damaging publication.
The statement read: “The attention of Khafi’s management has been drawn to a publication by The Sun UK on 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’.
“The brazen 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 characterising 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.
“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.”