Sydney Offices and Home of Criminal Lawyer Raided by Police

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It has been reported that homicide detectives executed a search warrant at around 2pm today on the Castlereagh Street, Sydney offices of criminal defence lawyer Ali Abbas in relation to last year’s shooting death of 15-year old Brayden Dillon.

Investigators from Strike Force Wongala seized a number of boxes of materials from the fourth floor offices.

A police spokesperson said the firm’s staff were cooperative and no one was arrested.

Mr Abbas was not present during the search.

The killing

The 15-year old was killed at his home in Glenfield on Good Friday last year, in what police suspect was an act of revenge for Brayden’s alleged role in the fatal stabbing of 18-year old TAFE student Adam Abu-Mahmoud during a fight involving Brayden’s brother, 18-year old Joshua Dillon, in 2016.

Six people have already been arrested over Brayden’s killing, including Adam’s father Mohamed and uncle Abdul.

Mohamed was arrested at Sydney airport last week and charged with a string of offences arising from allegations that he falsified affidavits on behalf of others to provide them with alibis for the time of Brayden’s death.

The charges include being an accessory after the fact of murder, knowingly participating in a criminal group and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The 54-year old is at liberty after successfully applying for bail in Central Local Court last Wednesday.

33-year old Abdul has been charged with organising and financing the murder, and has been remanded in custody after not applying for bail.

The principal offender is alleged to be an associate of Abdul, Conrad Craig, who police say kicked down the front door of the Dillon home just after 6am, threatened Brayden’s mother with a pistol and then made his way upstairs to Brayden’s room where he shot the teen twice in the head as he lay in bed.

More questions than answers

The police spokesperson did not answer media questions about the specific purpose of the raid on the Sydney law office.

Detectives are, however, reported to have smashed their way into the Brighton Le-Sands home of Mr Abbas later this afternoon.

They say the lawyer was not there.

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