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BBN Housemate, Khafi Threatens to Sue The Sun For Damaging Publication

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.”

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UK’s Metropolitan Police to Commence Disciplinary Proceedings Against BBN Housemate, Khafi For Participating in Show and Having Sex on Live Television

29- year-old Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) housemate, Khafi Kareem will face disciplinary actions from the United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police for participating in the ongoing reality show and for having sexual intercourse with fellow housemate, Gedoni Ekpata on live television.

According to UK’s newspaper, The Sun, Khafi, a serving Police Constable took unpaid leave to participate in the show but her request was rejected. She was told she cannot participate in the Show. She nonetheless went on to feature on the show.

The Metropolitan Police spokesman said on Monday night that the Police are not in support of her participation on the show and will be carrying out an investigation into her appearance and sexual conducts as it breached police code of conduct.

He said, “The Met is aware that the officer has since appeared on the show without authority. The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and will be carrying out an investigation into the circumstances.

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

“All officers have a duty to behave with professionalism and in a manner that does not bring the Met into disrepute whether on or off duty.

“Those who do not behave professionally risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour, and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings”.

The Ekiti-born Khafi who earns £30,000 a year was pictured last November alongside Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick to promote female and black recruitment.

In March, according to The Sun, the high-flying recruit was invited to the West End premier of Captain Marvel alongside Deputy Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi.

She revealed at the time she was inspired to join the force after school pal Kodjo Yenga, 16, was murdered by a gang for straying on their turf in Hammersmith in 2007.

She said: “I was devastated and in shock and disbelief. It wasn’t until the media started writing about it and flowers were left at the scene that it really came home to me.”

“I want to make a difference instead of shouting on the sidelines.

“How will racial abuse change if people do not stand up for other cultures? I wanted to be part of the solution.”

In addition to her police work, Khafi tweets and writes travel blog A Cup of Khafi. “