Man remanded in custody charged with murdering Kilburn fashion designer

Achraf Jandara, 20, is accused of killing Shaun Akanbi

A man has appeared in court today for the second time this week accused of murdering a fashion designer from Kilburn.

The Old Bailey heard Achraf Jandara, 20, is charged with killing 26-year-old Shaun Akanbi.

The body of the 26-year-old was found in his flat in Cedar Lodge in Exeter Road, on December 22.

He had been stabbed to death.


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Jandra, from Camberwell, south London, was remanded in custody for a plea and case management hearing on April 5.

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.

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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

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