One of the Big brother housemate, pepperdem season Khafi Kareem, who has been identified as a serving British Police officers has been said to be under investigation for appearing on the TV reality show despite bosses refusing her permission.
The Metropolitan Police said it was carrying out an internal investigation after PC Kareem went on the programme “without authority”.
Kareem, who once stood alongside Met Commissioner Cressida Dick to promote female and black recruitment, according to The Sun, UK report, was told not to take part in Nigeria’s Big Brother.
But the 29-year-old had already been granted unpaid leave and joined the show, where she has romped three times with businessman Ekpata Gedoni, 31.
Their romance has viewers gripped but she is facing an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.
One colleague said: “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.
“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.”
Former bit-part actress and shop assistant Khafi joined police as a PC based at Lambeth station in 2015 after working part-time as a special constable for four years.
Khafi, who speaks French, Italian and her native Yoruba, worked as a translator and a spotter for a female genital mutilation team looking for possible victims at airports.
After being granted unpaid leave, she asked to go on Nigeria’s the show but her request was refused.
Nonetheless, pictures appeared on websites promoting Big Brother Naija: Pepper Dem showing the PC in her uniform while she is billed as a talented dancer and singer.
Publicity material says: “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.”