Murder accused ‘met with Hawi’s former bikie mate’

THE two Lone Wolf bikies charged with murdering Mahmoud "Mick" Hawi ­allegedly met with a high-ranking member of his former gang three days before the shooting.

Ahmad "Adam" Doudar and Yusuf Nazlioglu had allegedly just finished scoping the Rockdale gym where Hawi was gunned down when the meeting with a senior Comanchero took place.

The Comanchero was Ali Bazzi, a confidante of Mark Buddle, who took over the gang after former gang president Hawi was jailed for the manslaughter of a Hells ­Angels bikie during a brawl at Sydney airport in 2009.

 

Comanchero national president Mark Buddle (right) with fellow member Ali Bazzi.
Comanchero national president Mark Buddle (right) with fellow member Ali Bazzi.

 

 

Comanchero national president Mark Buddle (left) with fellow member Ali Bazzi.
Comanchero national president Mark Buddle (left) with fellow member Ali Bazzi.

Buddle, who is wanted for questioning in several high-profile investigations, has been overseas since 2016.

The Daily Telegraph can also reveal new details of the police file against the alleged killers.

In documents tendered to court this week, police allege a garage at Bexley was used as the "staging point" for the murder, and that a high-level criminal currently behind bars was asked to help resolve a construction dispute police claim eventually led to Hawi's death.

The house in Bexley where police allege those involved in the shooting of Hawi, staged and planned the killing. Picture: Jonathan Ng
The house in Bexley where police allege those involved in the shooting of Hawi, staged and planned the killing. Picture: Jonathan Ng
Doudar and Nazlioglu lived it up at Circular Quay’s prestigious Toaster building, police say. Picture: Damian Shaw
Doudar and Nazlioglu lived it up at Circular Quay’s prestigious Toaster building, police say. Picture: Damian Shaw

 

Ahmad Doudar.
Ahmad Doudar.

 

Yusuf Nazlioglu.
Yusuf Nazlioglu.

 

The documents say police obtained CCTV footage allegedly showing Doudar and Nazlioglu walking with Bazzi along the Opera House concourse between 9.20pm and 9.39pm on February 12.

Earlier that day, Doudar and Nazlioglu were observed in a black Toyota Prado driving past the Rockdale Fitness First, where Hawi's black Mercedes 4WD was parked outside.

"It is alleged that Nazlioglu and Doudar were conducting reconnaissance for the murder," the documents say.

Three days later, Hawi was shot to death seconds after climbing into his car at the gym's front door. Police allege Nazlioglu ran up to the driver's side of the car and peppered Hawi with bullets.

 

Bazzi is said to have been right-hand man for Buddle, who is now overseas.
Bazzi is said to have been right-hand man for Buddle, who is now overseas.

Nazlioglu's DNA and gun residue from the three types of bullet casings found at the scene were later found on a balaclava which was accidentally left in one of the getaway cars, police allege.

The court documents outline how Doudar and Nazlioglu allegedly went to great lengths to co-ordinate the murder from the fibro garage of a home on Highworth Ave at Bexley.

Tow truck driver Moustafa Salami was released on bail.
Tow truck driver Moustafa Salami was released on bail.
Mick Hawi.
Mick Hawi.

 

Fitness First, Rockdale, where Mick Hawi was shot and later died.
Fitness First, Rockdale, where Mick Hawi was shot and later died.

After trawling thousands of hours of CCTV, detectives attached to NSW Police strike force Amirs, pieced ­together the movements of four cars allegedly involved in the plot.

Police allege:

■ A Mercedes Benz CLA45 was driven into the Bexley garage on February 13. The same car was found torched in Chandler Ln, Rockdale, shortly after Hawi's killing;

■ A silver Toyota Aurion that Nazlioglu and a driver ran to after the murder was parked near or in the Bexley garage on February 14;

■ A black Mazda BT50 utility used by Doudar to drive past Rockdale Fitness First to confirm Hawi's presence 18 minutes before the murder was returned to the Bexley garage;

■ A black Toyota Prado used in reconnaissance on the gym was parked 100m from the garage and used by Nazlioglu to drive from the area after the murder to Sydney's CBD;

■ Tow-truck driver Moustafa Salami is accused of moving the silver Aurion before and after the murder

Strike force detectives arrested Doudar and Nazlioglu as they left a barber shop at Bexley last week.
Strike force detectives arrested Doudar and Nazlioglu as they left a barber shop at Bexley last week.

Salami walked free from jail yesterday after a Sydney magistrate granted him bail on Tuesday. She said that although Salami's actions were "suspicious", they were in line with the day-to-day operations of his tow-truck driving business.

In a detailed 14-page police fact sheet, detectives also allege Hawi was demanding $300,000 from a Sydney property developer after he had helped "mediate" a dispute between the developer and other construction heavyweights.

"Hawi was eventually paid a total of $200,000 through various processes however believed that an additional $300,000 was outstanding," the document says.

Police work on the scene of the shooting of former bikie boss Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi in February. Picture: Toby Zerna
Police work on the scene of the shooting of former bikie boss Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi in February. Picture: Toby Zerna

 

Police allege that in January this year a person went to visit a high-level criminal in jail and asked them to help "resolve" the dispute.

The criminal nominated Doudar to "assist with the problem between Hawi and the parties" and an initial fee of $40,000 was discussed but "it is unknown if this payment ever occurred", the document says.

The day after Hawi's murder, Doudar and Nazlioglu lived it up at Circular Quay's prestigious Toaster building, where they were observed going to the gym and carrying shopping bags.

Doudar and Nazlioglu are due to face Central Local Court today.



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