A BBC feature shows family members of the late Alexander Khareem pleading for information about his killers.
Alexander, 20, the younger brother of BBNaija’s Khafi Khareem, was shot dead on June 8, 2020, just after midnight. He suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush.
It later emerged that his death on a London street was a case of mistaken identity.
Detectives said a white Range Rover Evoque linked to the murder was later found burnt out nearby in Ealing.
In a statement Kareem’s family said they were “truly heartbroken” by his death.
“Alex was a loving and caring boy who was loved by so many,” his family said.
“He was so enthusiastic about what he did, he loved IT and computers. His life was tragically cut short by such a senseless act of violence which no one should ever have to endure.
“He will never have the ability to grow up and live the life we all can, he had plans to go to university in September.”
Khafi Kareem took to Twitter to beg for information about her brother’s killers. She shared the video of the BBC feature on her brother and accompanied it with a plea.
“On the 1st of January 2020 I had no idea I would be going into the 1st day of the second half of the year without my little brother,” Khafi wrote, adding, “Almost a month on and the person who has broken my family still has not been found. The hardest thing was not being there for my brother when he cried out for help. I’m praying we can help him now. If you know who did this please come forward. I beg you. #HelpAlex.”
In the BBC feature, members of Khafi’s family members spoke about the late Alexander and pleaded with his killers to turn themselves in.
“If you did this and you are watching this at home, Please turn yourself up to Police. No mother should go through this. This is everlasting sorrow,” Khafi’s mother said in tears.