Man appears in court charged with Kilburn murder

Achraf Jandra is accused of killing Shaun Akanbi, founder of Billy Boyce urbanwear

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a fashion designer in Kilburn

Achraf Jandara. 20, of Comber Grove, Camberwell, is accused of killing Shaun Akanbi.

The 26-year-old was found dead in his flat in Cedar Lodge in Exeter Road on December 20.

A post-mortem examination gave his cause of death as multiple stab wounds to the torso.

Jandara appeared at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today (Monday) he was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

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Mr Akanbi, who was also known as Mashood Abiola, founded urban designer house Billy Boyce in 2009 while studying at the London College of Fashion.

Named after Mr Akanbi’s father Billy, the fashion house is described as Mayfair style fused with Camden street culture on its official website.

Fans and wearers of Billy Boyce clothing include Miss Dynamite, Ironik and Fazer from grime trio N-Dubz.

A 19-year-old who was also arrested in connection with the investigation has been bailed