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A brother accused of killing underworld figure Majid Hamzi is preparing to get out of a Sydney prison after being released on bail.
the main points:
- Police sources say that Muhammad Omar is close to the Alamuddin family, rivals of the Hamza family
- Mr. Omar was released on strict terms, including $2 million as security
- The court heard that the 44-year-old’s DNA was found on the steering wheel of a car seen before and after the murder.
Mohamed Omar, 44, is accused of hiding one of the getaway cars after Majeed Hamza was shot dead outside his Condell Park home last year.
He faces six charges, including dealing with drug and drug offense proceeds, but his attorney David Dalton said he had nothing to do with the fatal incident.
“I agree that there is some strength in this case…there are some indications of involvement in the killing of Majid Hamza,” he said.
“[But] There are no charges in relation to this matter.”
Mr. Omar’s brother, Ezzedine, 38, is accused of killing Majid Hamza, the younger brother of notorious gang leader Bassam Hamza.
The DNA of Muhammad Omar was found on the steering wheel and gearbox inside a white BMW, which was captured by CCTV before and after the October attack, the court heard.
“Obviously there is a strong case against the accused,” Dalton said. “His DNA was found inside that car and he was subject to another infraction.”
The court heard that the car was confiscated from a property on Stanley Street in Bankstown, and 184 grams of methylamphetamine were also found inside Grandma’s apartment on the property.
NSW Police Sgt. Tom Sands argued in court that Omar owned the property.
“It is clear that there is a strong case against the defendants for the manufacture and therefore distribution of prohibited drugs,” said Sgt. Sands.
But Judge Lisa Finney said there was no evidence to support that claim.
“There is nothing in the statement of facts that links the defendant to that property,” she said.
But Judge Finney said there was no denying that Mohamed Omar had participated in the alleged murder of Mr. Hamza.
“The car was stolen and it is clear that it was used in the killing of Mr. Hamza last year,” she said.
The court heard that Omar knew he had been under police surveillance in the eight months prior to his arrest last week.
“During that period, he was not again notified by the police except for a driving order,” Judge Finney said.
“It seems that he was always answering on bail regarding previous matters.”
Omar appeared via a video link from Silverwater Prison, and remained silent as he was granted his freedom in front of Burwood Court this afternoon.
His bail terms include a $2 million guarantee given by his ex-partner, a daily police report, surrender of his passport, and an agreement not to approach Bankstown property.
Police sources told ABC that both Ezz El-Din and Mohamed Omar are partners in the Alam El Din family who are still in a long-running conflict with the Hamza family.
The killing of Majid Hamzi sparked a wave of shootings across Sydney, one of which saw a bullet coming within inches of a nurse working at Auburn Hospital.
Bilal Hamzi, Majid Hamza’s cousin, was shot dead outside a Japanese restaurant in the city last month.
His killer is still on the run.
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