Hassan 'Sam' Ibrahim to stand trial
FORMER bikie boss Hassan "Sam"
Ibrahim has been committed to stand
trial in a Sydney court on a charge
of detaining a boy to obtain
44, once linked to the Nomads gang and
brother to nightclub identity John
Ibrahim, is accused of detaining a
15-year-old on April 1 last year.
a committal hearing in the Downing
Centre Local Court, Magistrate John
Andrews found there was insufficient
evidence Mr Ibrahim assaulted the boy.
said, there was a "reasonable prospect"
a jury would convict the defendant on a
charge of kidnapping.
"I am of
the view the evidence is capable of
satisfying a jury beyond reasonable
doubt the defendant has committed an
indictable offence that ... he did
detain a young person without consent to
obtain advantage, namely, whether he was
involved in a break-in," he said.
police interview, recorded in May last
year, the boy said he got off a bus at
Merrylands, in Sydney's west, at 7.30pm
when a driver pulled up and "thought I
broke into his house".
allegedly then punched the teenager in
the mouth and drove him to a park where,
police say, they were met by two men,
including the accused.
alleged the pair escorted him to a house
where Ibrahim's wife, Karen Ibrahim, was
questioned about the boy's identity.
allege Mr Ibrahim asked his wife "is
this the guy?" and she replied "no".
teenager said he was released and given
$100 not to go to police.
Mr Andrews how he would answer to the
charge, Mr Ibrahim said: "Not guilty".
was ordered to stand trial in Sydney's
Downing Centre District Court on