October 20, 2020

Seven arrested in connection with the murder of BBNaija Khafi Kareem’s brother

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the murder of BBNaija star, Khafi’s brother, Alexander Kareem.

Alexander Kareem was shot dead in London on the 8th of June 2020, and was buried last month.

Alexander suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush, in an alleged case of mistaken identity.

According to detective, a white Range Rover Evoque linked to the murder of the 20-year-old was found burnt out nearby in Ealing.

Five men, aged 18 to 24, a boy, 16, and a woman, 34, were arrested earlier today and are in custody.

Detective chief inspector Wayne Jolley, who is leading the investigation for the Met’s Specialist Crime Team, said the arrests were a “significant development.”

“I believe this murder to have been a case of mistaken identity, perpetrated recklessly and with no regard whatsoever for human life.

“We will continue to work hard to make sure those responsible are brought to justice.”

Alexander Kareem was buried on Wednesday, July 29, at the Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith.

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