Freedomroo – John Ibrahim uses funny meme to explain relationship with former bodyguard ‘Tongan Sam’

John Ibrahim (centre right) has offered an insight into his unique relationship with his former bodyguard, 'Tongan Sam' (centre left)

John Ibrahim shares a funny insight on his relationship with ex-bodyguard ‘Tongan Sam’ as he pokes fun at himself during his glory days as King of the Cross

  • John Ibrahim opens up on unique relationship with bodyguard ‘Tongan Sam’
  • Mr Ibrahim considers the former bodyguard like a brother, he said previously 
  • He shared a video of two goats and compared them to he and Semi Ngata
  • The pair were introduced through Mr Ibrahim’s brother, Sam Ibrahim 

John Ibrahim has offered an insight into his unique relationship with his former bodyguard, ‘Tongan Sam’.

Mr Ibrahim, a well known Sydney identity, considers 63-year-old Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata a ‘brother’, despite the pair reportedly no longer working together.  

On Sunday, the former ‘King of the Cross’ shared a video of two goats – one big and another small – strutting down a street together.

He said the video was reminiscent of he and Ngata strolling through Kings Cross in their youth.

John Ibrahim (centre right) has offered an insight into his unique relationship with his former bodyguard, ‘Tongan Sam’ (centre left)

‘Tongan Sam and I walking down Darlinghurst Rd back in the day,’ he captioned the video, which was shared to his Instagram account. 

Ngata has previously been described as a hulking, two metre tall, 120kg man made of ‘pure muscle’, and towers over Mr Ibrahim – much like the two goats in the video. 

The goats walk to the soundtrack of ‘Stayin Alive’ by the Bee Gees as they appear to scope out their surroundings. 

It is understood Mr Ibrahim no longer has Ngata employed as his bodyguard, though the pair remain good friends.

Mr Ibrahim explained in his debut novel Last King of the Cross how he and Ngata came to be so close. 

Ngata has previously been described as a hulking, two metre tall, 120kg man made of 'pure muscle', and towers over Mr Ibrahim - much like the two goats in the video

Ngata has previously been described as a hulking, two metre tall, 120kg man made of ‘pure muscle’, and towers over Mr Ibrahim – much like the two goats in the video 

He said the video was reminiscent of he and Ngata strolling through Kings Cross in their youth.

He said the video was reminiscent of he and Ngata strolling through Kings Cross in their youth.

He said his brother Sam, who was given a nine-year prison sentence for conspiring to supply firearms, set the pair up. 

‘(Sam) points out my battered head and says to Tongan Sam: ”If I see John and I don’t see you within two metres, I going to kneecap both of you”,’ he wrote in the autobiography.

From that point onwards, Mr Ibrahim said he and Ngata were inseparable, with the latter joining the Ibrahim clan on family trips and often travelling with them for work.

‘The whole family inherited a brother’, he said. 

While the video paints a lighthearted picture of the pair and their friendship, Mr Ibrahim previously made it clear that Ngata had a ‘brutal’ side. 

‘Sam is brutal when he fights but he has finesse,’ Mr Ibrahim wrote in his book.

‘He is so good at taking blokes down that… he can choose where he wants the guy to hit the ground when he falls.

‘He always picks the safest landing spot because Sam might be tough but he isn’t out to cause anyone more damage than necessary.’ 

'Tongan Sam' (pictured left, with Fadi Ibrahim and Salim Mehajer) is considered 'like a brother' within the Ibrahim family, Mr Ibrahim explained in his book

‘Tongan Sam’ (pictured left, with Fadi Ibrahim and Salim Mehajer) is considered ‘like a brother’ within the Ibrahim family, Mr Ibrahim explained in his book

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