BBNaija Star, Khafi Calls For Justice Of Murdered Brother At His Funeral
Alex, Slain brother to BBNaija Ex-housemate, Khafi Kareem has urged authorities and well meaning people to bring the killers of her brother to book
Alexander Kareem, the younger brother of Big Brother Naija star, Khafi Kareem has been laid to rest.
He was shot dead in the street in Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush, west London, on June 8.
Police said Kareem, 20, was killed as he left a convenience store in a case of mistaken identity shortly after 12.30am.
At the funeral, the family of Alexander Kareem, begged the public not to view his death as “just another black boy who’s been shot.”
In a heartfelt eulogy to her brother, Khafi Kareem, 30, said herself and her brothers “would have taken the bullet for him”.
To anybody who has seen this (in the news) and is thinking this is just another black boy who’s been shot by violence, I want to tell you that is not the case.
Alex’s life mattered, he had a future ahead of him, he’s not just another black boy. He had a family, he had friends, this is real.
There are real lives that have been impacted, real people who are broken. There are so many people who have turned up today and we are here for justice.
I am begging whoever knows anything please find it in your heart to come forward. I feel bad that we’ve had to bury Alex and his killers are still not found, can he really rest in peace when his killers are roaming around?
Around 30 people attended the funeral service at the Church of the Holy Ghost and St Stephen in Shepherd’s Bush, UK.
Dozens more paid their respects at the burial in Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith.
Alexander Kareem was described as “brainy and intelligent”, and a computer whizz who enjoyed coding and playing the video game, Fortnite.
He was about to embark on a new chapter of his life in September to study computer science at a University before the incident.
Alex is survived by his mother Victoria Oloniluyi, sister Khafi, and brothers Henry, 29, and Kabir Kareem, 26.