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Man charged with murder of 'underworld figure' Bilal Hamze in Sydney

Hamze was allegedly gunned down in 2021.

An investigation into the murder of Bilal Hamze has resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old male, following an extensive breakthrough that led the Homicide Squad to the arrest at Silverwater Correctional Complex.

Hamze, the cousin of the infamous ‘Brothers 4 Life’ gang leader, was shot in Sydney’s CBD and subsequently died on the way to hospital last year.

Police were quick to establish a crime scene moments after it happened on 17 June 2021 at around 10:30pm.

A burnt-out Audi was also discovered by police in Northwood, some 8 kilometres away from the initial crime scene. The car was located on Fleming Street.

The family connection between Bilal Hamze & Bassam Hamzy was thought to have been the catalyst of the drive-by fatal shooting on the corner of Bridge and Pitt Street.

The 32-year-old male was formerly identified this morning as Samuel John Rokomaqisa. Mr Rokomaqisa was refused bail and is remanded in custody as investigations continue.

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