The son of one of Melbourne’s most notorious crime figures has been found guilty along with another man of the drive-by shooting murder of a Melbourne nightclub patron and security guard. 

Jacob Elliott, 21, the son of self-described ‘Mad Lebo’ Nabil Maghnie, fired four shots toward the Love Machine nightclub from a car driven by Allan Fares,24, on April 14, 2019.

The pair argued they didn’t do so with murderous intent, but a jury found both men guilty of that charge on Thursday afternoon.

Security guard Aaron Osmani, 37, and club patron Richard Arow,28, were both fatally hit in the head by the shots outside the venue in Little Chapel Street in inner-city Prahran.

Jacob Elliott (pictured), the son of self-described 'Mad Lebo' Nabil Maghnie, has been found guilty of murder

Jacob Elliott (pictured), the son of self-described 'Mad Lebo' Nabil Maghnie, has been found guilty of murder

Jacob Elliott (pictured), the son of self-described ‘Mad Lebo’ Nabil Maghnie, has been found guilty of murder 

Another security guard, Semisi Tu’itufu, was struck in the shoulder. A single bullet went through club-goer Ukash Ahmed and into Ali Shohani as they lined up.

Elliott and Fares had fired the shots after Elliott’s younger half-brother Ali Maghnie was booted out the club for poor behaviour.

CCTV footage shows Mr Maghnie being taken across the street and going to the ground, before getting back up again and shouting that security was ‘all f***ed, just wait, I’m coming back’. 

Richard Arow (pictured was a patron at the Love Machine club) when he was shot and killed

Richard Arow (pictured was a patron at the Love Machine club) when he was shot and killed

Richard Arow (pictured was a patron at the Love Machine club) when he was shot and killed  

Aaron Osmani (pictured) was working as a security guard at the Love Machine club when he was shot and killed

Aaron Osmani (pictured) was working as a security guard at the Love Machine club when he was shot and killed

Aaron Osmani (pictured) was working as a security guard at the Love Machine club when he was shot and killed

After the incident, Mr Maghnie spoke to his father Nabil Maghnie, complaining ‘these guards kicked the f*** out of me’ before contacting his brother. 

Jurors, who visited the shooting scene, were shown CCTV footage of a Porsche driving past Love Machine when the shots were fired.

They saw Mr Osmani and Mr Arow fall to the ground and the crowd scatter as the gun went off.

A third man, Moussa Hamka, was found guilty of one charge of assisting the men, and not guilty of a second charge.

Jurors found he knowingly concealed the gun used in the shooting, which was found in his bedroom.

Police at the crime scene in Prahran, Melbourne in April 2019

Police at the crime scene in Prahran, Melbourne in April 2019

Police at the crime scene in Prahran, Melbourne in April 2019

But they rejected a prosecution case that he had set fire to a car in an attempt to destroy evidence.

The wrong car was destroyed and an identical model vehicle across the road was instead set on fire.

Elliot’s father, underworld boss Nabil Maghnie, died after being shot outside a home in Epping in January, 2020. 

Elliott is the son of slain underworld boss Nabil Maghnie. Pictured: Nabil Maghnie leaves court on bail in July 2019

Elliott is the son of slain underworld boss Nabil Maghnie. Pictured: Nabil Maghnie leaves court on bail in July 2019

Elliott is the son of slain underworld boss Nabil Maghnie. Pictured: Nabil Maghnie leaves court on bail in July 2019 

Source: Daily Mail

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