Reality star, PC Khafilat Kareem, has been handed a final written warning by the Metropolitan police in the United Kingdom for appearing in BBNaija without permission in 2019.
Kareem who lasted 77 days in the Big Brother House eventually married a fellow housemate, Gedoni Ekpata and they have a son.
The reality star who featured in the the ‘Pepper Dem’ edition of the show appeared before a police panel for a misconduct hearing.
Revealing the outcome of the panel appearance, UK Standard reported that Kareem was adjudged to have breached standards of professional behaviour in relation to “orders and instructions” and “discreditable conduct”.
Confirming the report, Detective chief superintendent Andy Day, Transformation Directorate, said that although Kareem sought permission to appear in the BBNaija show, her permission was refused.
Day noted that Kareem "fell far short" of the police standards and the warning issued to her was a final one.
He was quoted by the UK publication as saying, “Permission was refused for PC Kareem to appear on the Nigerian version of Big Brother as it was felt it was not in the best interest for either her or the Metropolitan Police Service to take part. Despite this refusal, she went on the show anyway.
“A detailed investigation was carried out by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards which concluded PC Kareem should face gross misconduct proceedings.
“Being a police officer means you must abide by the standards of professional behaviour.
“PC Kareem’s behaviour clearly fell far short and she has been given a final written warning.”