A Met Police officer is being investigated after appearing on Nigeria’s Big Brother despite being refused permission by bosses.
Khafi Kareem, once a ‘poster girl’ for the promotion of female and black staff, is a contestant on the overseas version of the reality show.
She became the talk of the series after Nigerian news websites shared a video of her seemingly having sex on screen.
Scotland Yard said it had not granted Ms Kareem’s request to appear on the programme and that an internal investigation would be carried out.
Ms Kareem, 29, was pictured alongside Commissioner Cressida Dick as the Met celebrated 100 years of women in the force last November.
According to The Sun, she joined the force as a PC based at Lambeth station in 2015, having worked part-time as a special constable for four years.
An unnamed colleague told the newspaper: “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.”