A Scotland Yard policewoman facing the sack for appearing on the Nigerian version of Big Brother without permission has finally returned to Britain.
PC Khafi Kareem, 29, a poster girl for the force, defied bosses to appear on the TV show, where she struck up a raunchy romance with a fellow contestant.
The force launched an investigation two months ago into the officer, who works in Lambeth, South London, for allegedly breaching professional standards.
Miss Kareem, who lives in Hammersmith, West London, had been told by her bosses not to appear on the programme but decided to go ahead anyway during a period of unpaid leave.
She was evicted from the show on September 15 but remained in Nigeria until last Friday when she arrived back at London Heathrow Airport.
Miss Kareem has since appeared at a meet-and-greet with fans at a Nigerian restaurant in Lewisham, South East London, which she publicised on her Instagram account – and later claimed had attracted well-wishers from as far away as Scotland.
The churchgoing officer has also posted a series of photographs and videos talking about her excitement at her forthcoming 30th birthday party on November 3.
In one video filmed as she walked along a street, she said: ‘Hey everybody, I just wanted to say hello from London. It is cold, my eyes are watering.’It is very, very cold. But I wanted to say this is a new week, guys, this is the beginning of a new week. And I just want to say, guys, go for your goals.
‘It’s a new week, it’s a new start. I know last week has happened, whatever has happened has happened. But now it’s a new week – let’s go strong.
‘I’m counting down to a new decade of my life – 30 years, three decades – and I’ve been doing a lot of reflection. And I’m just thinking, this life is for the taking.