Khafi To Face Met Police Investigation For Appearing On BBN Without Permission

Big Brother Naija housemate, Khafi Kareem, who is a Metropolitan Police officer in the United Kingdom, has come under investigation for appearing on the reality show without permission by her employer.

Khafi, although was granted unpaid leave was refused the request to take part in the reality show.

The Met spokesperson told UK Sun that the force is aware that the officer has appeared on the show without authority and an investigation has been set up.

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“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.

“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,”

“Those who do not behave professionally risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour, and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings,” the spokesperson said.

One of her colleagues whose name was not mentioned said other officers are furious because of her participation on the show without approval.

The colleague explained further that Khafi travelled to Nigeria for the show without approval.

“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.”

Khafi is also being probed for having sex with fellow housemate, Ekpata Gedoni on the show.

The UK Police Force added that any officer found to have breached police standards of professional behaviour could face misconduct proceedings.

The 29-year-old Ekiti State indigene joined the UK Police as a Constable in 2015.

She plans to spend the prize money of N30million on hosting a travel show in Nigeria, as well as investing in charity.

Man Arrested After Attack On Police Outside Buckingham Palace

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A man was arrested on Friday after attacking police with a knife outside Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace residence in London, police said.

“The man was stopped…at approximately 20:35 hours (1935 GMT) by officers at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace in possession of knife. Two male police officers suffered minor injuries to their arm,” said a Metropolitan Police statement.

Woman Killed, Five Others Injured In London Knife Attack

London, Knife AttackAt least one woman has died and five others injured in a knife attack in Russell Square, Central London.

This comes a day after city officials announced that they were deploying extra police officers across the city.

One of the victims, a woman in her 60s, was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 19-year-old man was arrested after a Taser was discharged by an officer. The Metropolitan Police says his mental health is a “significant factor” in the events.

“Early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry,” London Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters.

“But of course at this stage we should keep an open mind regarding motive and consequently terrorism as a motivation remains but one line of inquiry for us to explore,” he added.

The condition of those injured and the extent of their injuries is not known at present.

A Reuters reporter at the scene said the southern part of the square, which sits at the heart of London’s university area and is close to landmarks such as the British Museum, was cordoned off by police.

A forensic tent had been erected on the pavement, the scene of the attack, the Reuters reporter said.

Britain says its terrorist attack threat level remains at “severe”, the second-highest level, meaning a strike is “highly likely”.

London police had already promised to deploy more armed officers after a spate of deadly attacks in France, Germany and Belgium.

Metropolitan Police Chief Grilled Over Nigerian Corruption Charges  

Metropolitan Police The UK Metropolitan Police Chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is to be grilled by MPs over claims that Scotland Yard and the CPS were involved in a ‘deliberate cover-up’ of evidence of police corruption.

According to the Daily Mail UK newspaper, embattled Metropolitan Police Chief, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be grilled by MPs next week over bombshell claims that Scotland Yard and the Crown Prosecution Service were involved in a ‘deliberate cover-up’ of damning evidence of police corruption.

The extraordinary case centres on Scotland Yard’s prosecution of a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who once worked as a cashier at a branch of Wickes DIY store in West London before returning to Nigeria to enter politics.

A court was told that the Met and the CPS repeatedly concealed documents suggesting that officers investigating Mr Ibori for fraud were paid to leak details of the inquiry that could have helped him evade justice.

One detective was said to have received at least 19 unexplained cash deposits totalling thousands of pounds into his bank account, after illegally disclosing sensitive information, a judge heard.

London Tube Stabbing: Police Treat Case As ‘Terrorist Incident’

london tube stabbingMetropolitan Police in the United Kingdom (UK) say they are treating a stabbing at a tube station in East London as a “terrorist incident”.

Police were called to the scene, following reports of people being attacked at Leytonstone station, just after 19:00 GMT on Saturday.

The knife-wielding assailant who reportedly screamed “this is for Syria”, was arrested after being Tasered by Police.

One man suffered serious knife injuries while two others received minor injuries.

According to Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism detectives who are investigating the case, the suspect was reportedly threatening other people with a knife.

They believe the injuries sustained by most seriously-hurt victims are not likely to be life-threatening.

An eye witness said that he saw a man holding a 3-inch long knife, standing over another man who was lying on the ground, and people running out of the central line station.

There has been severe disruption to the tube as a result of the attack.

Metropolitan police seeks global cooperation for EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) requires international judicial cooperation if it is to successfully prosecute cases against corrupt public officials who stash the nation’s stolen wealth abroad.

Following the successful prosecution of former Delta state governor, James Ibori in London, an officer of the UK Metropolitan Police Proceeds of corruption unit, Paul Whatmore, told Channels Television that the United Kingdom will assist the anti-corruption agency to investigate and prosecute similar cases within its jurisdiction.

Whatmore called collaboration with international jurisdiction to try offences that are committed both locally and across borders. “The EFCC in Nigeria has been a very powerful and helpful partner in this investigation and it will be very nice to see foreign jurisdiction to be able to persecute domestically their own corrupt officials and to persecute offences that are not just occurring in Nigeria.” He added that the offences by these politicians and government officials are “occurring in London and other countries around the world.”

“The fact is that he (Ibori) was using UK as base to loan to that asset and to enjoy a lavish life style so it is incumbent for countries to assist countries in the developing world to protect their assets and it was only right to pursue the jurisdiction for those offences here and that is why we have pursue it from the onset.” “They are people in this country facilitating this offences and it’s only right that we pursue this people” he added.

The EFCC has since its establishment struggled to successfully prosecute corrupt government officials with series of bottlenecks with the judiciary system. The anti-graft agency on Tuesday expressed its delight at the confession of Mr Ibori before the Southwark Crown Court in London where he pleaded guilty to the 10 charge of corruption and financial misappropriation.

The former governor, whose wife, lawyer and a business associate have already been sentenced to different prison terms in the UK, also awaits his sentencing on April 16.

Ibori’s asset in the UK

Mr Whatmore also gave the assurance that a huge effort will be made to recover all assets illegally acquired by the former Delta state governor wherever they are found.

According to the Police officer, the UK authorities will ensure that assets of corrupt Nigerian officials are confiscated and the proceeds repatriated to Nigeria for the benefit of the people. We are following with James Ibori guilty plea today, we will be looking at the assets and confiscate those assets.

He adds that where criminal proceedings can’t be conducted in Nigeria, as British law enforcement agencies will ensure they face justice in the UK. “The process can’t be conducted in Nigeria because he is convicted in the UK court, the offence is charged here” he noted.

British newspaper, Daily Mail revealed on Tuesday that Mr Ibori in 2001 bought a luxury home £2.2million in cash in Hampstead, north London and he bought another one in Shaftesbury, Dorset, for £311,000 in 2005.

The embattled politician also owns another residence in Kenton, north-west London. He also owns an apartment with a block of apartments on Abbey Road, and a fleet of cars including a Bentley Continental worth £150,000.