Teenager arrested in connection with murder of Canonbury Nigerian prince

PUBLISHED: 16:57 06 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:57 06 November 2013

Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, died after being shot in Clapton in February this year

Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, died after being shot in Clapton in February this year


A 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following fatal shooting of Nigerian prince Joseph Burke-Monerville.

The teenager, who was arrested on Sunday, has been bailed to a date in early December pending further enquiries.

Mr Burke-Monerville, 19, of Canonbury, was shot in a car on February 16 in a case of mistaken identity.

He was out with his twin brother Jonathan and older brother David.

They had parked opposite a shop in Hindrey Road, Clapton to buy a few things after going to the gym.

Two masked men approached them and asked if they were from the nearby Pembury Estate before firing three shots into the car.

The Forensic science student at London Metropolitan University in Holloway, who lived with his family in Canonbury, was shot in the head and died several hours after the incident.

His brother David, 32, was shot in the arm while a third bullet grazed Jonathan.

Despite being injured, David drove until he found a police car.

In July, the shooting was re-enacted on Crimewatch along with a heartfelt appeal from the family.

Police also offered a £20,000 reward for information that would lead to the Jospeh’s killers.

No further action will be taken against a 26-year-old, 25-year-old, 23-year-old, 18-year-old and three 19-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the investigation.

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