The UK Metropolitan Police has dissociated the force from Khafi’s participation in the ongoing BBNaija Pepper Dem edition saying it does not support her appearance neither does she represent the force on the show.
According to a special report by The Sun Newspaper, Khafi’s participation in the BBNaija was not supported by the force, granted her unpaid leave when she requested to go on the reality TV show. It was also reported that 29-year-old Khafi’s romance with Gedoni has seen her facing an investigation by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.
Referred to as the UK Metropolitan police poster girl, Khafi became popular in the force for promoting female and black recruitment. In November 2018, she stood alongside Metropolitan Commissioner, Cressida Dick to promote female and black recruitment.
Khafi speaks French, Italian and a bit of Yoruba and worked as a translator and a spotter for a female genital mutilation team looking for possible victims at airports. However, she was reportedly moved from the team after clashes with colleagues.
The UK Sun reports that a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police reacted to Khafi’s participation in the BBNaija Season 4.
Metropolitan is aware of Khafi’s participation
The Metropolitan spokesman reportedly said the force is aware of Khafi’s participation though she did that without authority or permission.
“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.”
Khafi is on her own
The Metropolitan Police spokesman noted that Khafi is on her own and her appearance does not represent the force while on the show.
“The Met does not support the officer’s appearance nor does she represent the Met whilst appearing on the show.”
Khafi has not acted professionally – Met Police
The Metropolitan police also noted that all its officers have to behave with professionalism, something which Khafi has not exhibited by participating in BBNaija 2019.
“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.”
Khafi may be dealt with for misconduct
According to the words of the Metropolitan police, Khafi may be dealt with for misconduct proceedings after breaching the police standards of professional behaviour.
“Those who do not behave professionally risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour, and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings.”
By: Dammy Eneli