Alexander Kareem was buried earlier today, and former Big Brother Naija star, Khafi Kareem and her family members were inconsolable during the funeral.
Alexander Kareem was shot dead in London on the 8th of June 2020.
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.
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, said she and her brothers “would have taken the bullet for him”.
Speaking after his funeral, Khafi said:
“To anybody who’s 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?”
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 by starting university in September to study computer science.
“My mum named him after Alexander the Great, because, even though he’s the youngest, my mum always knew this is where greatness was going to come from in our family.
“He’s really funny and always energetic, he was just becoming a man, looking after himself and giving back to us as a family.
“And most importantly he was innocent, he had nothing to do with the horrid, horrible lifestyle that took him away, he had nothing to do with that.”