Third man charged with murder of Nigerian prince from Canonbury

PUBLISHED: 15:01 17 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:01 17 December 2014

Joseph Burke-Monerville died of a gunshot wound to the head. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Joseph Burke-Monerville died of a gunshot wound to the head. Picture: Metropolitan Police


A third man has been charged with the murder of i Canonbury teen and Nigerian prince Joseph Burke-Monerville.

Shaheed Nowaz, 19, of no fixed address will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Scott Andrews, 27, and Roshane Reid, 20, both from Hackney, appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday also charged with Mr Burke-Monerville’s murder and two counts of attempted murder.

They have been remanded in custody to appear the same court on March 2

Another man, 28, was arrested in connection with the investigation is currently on bail pending further enquiries.

Mr Burke-Monerville was shot in the head nearly two years ago as he sat in a car in Lower Clapton after leaving the gym with his twin Jonathan, and his older brother David, 24.

Joseph died, while a bullet shattered David’s arm, narrowly missing his heart.

The twins, who were both six months into studying a degree in Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation at London Metropolitan University when he was killed, were taken out of their secondary school because of their parents’ fears over youth violence in London.

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