Parramatta shooting suspect refused bail

A teenager accused of aiding and abetting the fatal shooting of NSW police accountant Curtis Cheng will remain in custody after making no bid for bail.

Raban Alou, 18, was held by police for more than a week before he was charged late Thursday over the shooting of Mr Cheng outside Parramatta police headquarters on October 2.

He did not appear when his matter was mentioned at Sydney’s Central Local Court on Friday and did not apply for bail.


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Speaking outside court, Alou’s lawyer Moustafa Kheir said his client would be fighting the accusations.

He told reporters Alou was charged after being “held for more than 200 hours for the purpose of interrogation”.

“The evidence that the charges rely on are circumstantial evidence. This means there is no direct evidence.

“Raban will be fighting these charges.”

A second man, 22, has also been charged with supplying the gun that Jabar used to kill Mr Cheng, breaching a firearms prohibition order and hindering police and is due in Parramatta Local Court today.

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