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John Ibrahim’s trusted bodyguard ‘Tongan Sam’ accused of leaving path of destruction in Sydney

John Ibrahim’s bodyguard ‘Tongan Sam’ is accused of leaving a path of destruction in the streets of Sydney – as he’s charged with drink driving after multiple crashes

  • Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata, 61, has been accused of smashing into parked cars
  • Mr Ngata allegedly destroyed a Jeep 4WD, losing two wheels as he left a trail
  • Residents said they heard loud bangs before seeing the Jeep driving wildly
  • Mr Ngata was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in court on April 24
  • He has worked for nightclub identity John Ibrahim since they met in the 1990s 

The bodyguard of Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim has been charged with drink driving after allegedly crashing into multiple cars.

Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata, 61, has been accused of smashing into three parked cars in Merrylands, western Sydney while driving drunk in a silver Jeep 4WD on Tuesday morning. 

Mr Ngata allegedly destroyed the car, losing two tyres as he left a trail of destruction before being arrested at a home nearby.

 

Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata (second from left), the trusted bodyguard of John Ibrahim (second from right) has been charged with drink driving

Mr Ngata allegedly destroyed his silver Jeep (pictured), losing two tyres as he left a trail of destruction before being arrested at a home nearby

Mr Ngata allegedly destroyed his silver Jeep (pictured), losing two tyres as he left a trail of destruction before being arrested at a home nearby

Residents said they heard loud noises before going outside to see the Jeep driving wildly on the road.

‘He was swerving from the roundabout, it was like a bulldozer, or a bobcat running on the street, I said ”what’s going on here?”,’ a Merrylands resident told Nine News.

‘It was a really loud rev and I heard a screech and then a big, giant bang,’ another said.

Mr Ngata was charged with drink driving, failing to leave his details with another driver and driving in a reckless or dangerous manner.

‘Tongan Sam’ was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Fairfield Local Court on April 24. 

In November 2017, he was shot in the back in Merrylands while helping prepare for a backyard wedding at Mr Ibrahim’s mother’s home.

Residents said they heard loud noises before going outside to see the Jeep driving wildly on the road

Residents said they heard loud noises before going outside to see the Jeep driving wildly on the road

'Tongan Sam' (pictured left, with Fadi Ibrahim and Salim Mehajer) was granted conditional bail, and is due to appear in Fairfield Local Court on April 24

‘Tongan Sam’ (pictured left, with Fadi Ibrahim and Salim Mehajer) was granted conditional bail, and is due to appear in Fairfield Local Court on April 24

The wedding between John’s cousin Sam Sayour and Aisha Mehajer, a merging of two of Sydney’s most colourful families, went ahead the next day despite the shooting.

Mr Ngata has worked as a bodyguard for nightclub boss Mr Ibrahim after the pair met in Kings Cross in the 1990s. 

His loyalty to his boss was shown in 2014 when he was pictured wearing a T-shirt with John’s face emblazoned across it.

Mr Ngata (pictured with Sanaa Mehajer) was charged with drink driving, failing to leave his details with another driver and driving in a reckless or dangerous manner

Mr Ngata (pictured with Sanaa Mehajer) was charged with drink driving, failing to leave his details with another driver and driving in a reckless or dangerous manner

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