Ex-Nomad bikie boss Sam Ibrahim on teen kidnap charge
By Kara Lawrence and David Barrett From:
The Daily Telegraph
May 08, 2009
FORMER outlaw bikie Hassan "Sam" Ibrahim made two terrible mistakes when he allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old youth to teach him a lesson for trying to rob his estranged wife's home.
First, he broke the law.
Second, police claim he grabbed the wrong teenager.
The former Nomads bikie boss sat in the dock at Fairfield Local Court as police told how he allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a teenager on the night of April 1.
Ibrahim, 43, from Merrylands, is accused of snatching the 15-year-old youth, who cannot be identified, after the teenager got off a bus and began walking home along Merrylands Rd.
Ibrahim allegedly punched the boy in the face before bundling him into a red Holden Commodore.
The teen was then taken to a nearby park where he was questioned by Ibrahim over the attempted break-in.
It is alleged Ibrahim and two other males then took the teenager to his wife's house at Greystanes.
She allegedly told Ibrahim the teenager was not the one who attempted the break-in.
It is claimed Ibrahim singled out the boy after acting on a loose description of the would-be robber obtained from his wife.
The boy suffered facial cuts and a broken tooth in the attack.
Police from the Middle Eastern Crime Squad arrested Ibrahim in Merrylands about 10am yesterday.
He was charged with one count each of kidnapping and recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.
He did not apply for bail in the absence of his solicitor, Brett Galloway, as he sat in the dock dressed in a grey jumper and jeans, resting his cuffed hands on his head.
Prosecutor Sergeant Leo Jajaw told the court Ibrahim was already on bail for other matters.
"I'm asking that the matter go to Parramatta," Sgt Jajaw said.
"It is a matter that will be taken over by the DPP (office of the Director of Public Prosecutions)."
Ibrahim is the former head of the Parramatta chapter of the Nomads.
In October last year Ibrahim and Nomads national president Scott Orrock were acquitted over an alleged shootout in Newcastle.
He walked free from Long Bay jail in November last year after he was granted $200,000 bail.
He was ordered not to associate with any members of the Nomads.
Sgt Jajaw said Ibrahim's lawyer was not available to represent him until Friday.
Ibrahim did not apply for bail, which was formally refused.
"Having regard to the extremely serious nature of these matters and the strength of the prosecution case, bail is clearly refused," magistrate Tony Spence said.
Ibrahim is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court today.
He is expected to apply for bail.