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BBNaija: Khafi Threatens To Sue The Sun UK



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Big Brother Naija (BBN) Season 4 “Pepper Dem” housemate, Khafi Kareem, has threatened to sue The Sun UK (United Kingdom) over a publication.

Khafi reacted to the story published by The Sun UK on August 13, through her management.

Khafi, a Metropolitan Police officer in the UK, is currently under investigation for appearing on the reality TV show without permission.

According to The Sun UK, the BBNaija contestant was on unpaid leave granted “for an unrelated ­reason”.

“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.”

Khafi’s flirting with a fellow housemate, Gedoni, might have added to the query.

However, her management has told the UK Sun to tender a public apology to her within the next 48 hours or face legal action.

The statement reads: “The attention of Khafi’s management has been drawn to a publication by The Sun UK of Tuesday, August 13, titled: ‘LOIN OF DUTY Met Police “poster girl” faces sack for “having sex” on Nigerian Big Brother after being told not to take part’.

“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.

“Khafi is a proud black female police officer who prides herself in her work and has dedicated her youthful years protecting and serving with her many skills, which include the ability to speak at least five international languages.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.