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Police Arrest Seven Over Khafi’s Brother’s Death

Police in London have arrested seven people in connection with the killing of Alexander Kareem, brother of Khafi, a 2019 Big Brother Naija housemate.

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The 20-year-old Alexander was shot dead on June 8, 2020 along Askew Road, Shepherd’s Bush in West London, United Kingdom, on his way to a friend’s house around 12:30am. He was was said to have been riding a scooter when his assailants attacked him.

The BBC said investigators from the  Metropolitan police arrested five men — aged between 18 and 24 — a 16-year-old boy, and a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of being involved in the murder.

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Speaking on the development, Wayne Jolley, a detective chief inspector who leads the investigation, said it is likely the murder is a case of mistaken identity. He urged anybody with information to assist the police in finding the killers.

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It is understood that all the suspects have been taken into custody in London while a white Range Rover thought to be linked to the shooting was found burnt 25 minutes after the police were called.

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