Two years after rising to the head of the Nomads bikie club, Moudi Tajjour has severed all ties with the group with his President brother’s blessing.
Now, getting treatment for anger issues and newly-engaged, he says he’s a changed man.
Tajjour rose to public prominence as the national president of bikie club Nomads in 2018 before dramatically retiring from the group years later.
His brother, Sleiman, is the current president of the Nomads and his cousin is Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim.
He served more than four years in jail for the manslaughter of Robin Nassour and briefly married one of Salim Mehajer’s sisters.
The 36-year-old was prevented from seeing any of his bikie friends under a strict police crackdown on outlaw motorcycle clubs which at the time sent him spiralling into a “dark” and “lonely” place.
But as he recounts his life in COVID-19 lockdown, Tajjour told The Daily Telegraph he is a self-confessed “new man” after his brother gave him the “blessing” to burn his bikie colours and leave his past behind — a moment he will never forget.
“He said, ‘Go, burn your colours and I’ll send word out and no one will approach you, burn your colours and you’re out.’ “It sent shivers up my spine. It was a happy moment but I was also upset as I walked away from 20 years on the street.
“Now I’ve never been happier, it took me six weeks to adjust.” Tajjour said his brother helped him to turn a new leaf after police forced him to stop associating with his bikie friends under strict consorting laws.
“Police did me a favour. Police helped me by putting me on an order, even though I was retired I was still seeing some of them for coffees so I had to cease contact with everyone.
“[Police] saved me from this life. I had an excuse to say I was out … I walked away.” Despite the split from the group, Tajjour said he and his brother talked every day. The life change also led Tajjour to seek help, start taking medication to help him manage his temper and revisit his faith by praying five times a day.
“The medication is to help me keep calm, before I got angry very easily. Even with the virus the old me would’ve smashed up the cafe.”
“I’ve always been a believer [in Islam] but I’ve never been outspoken, I always kept to myself, I was always caught between religion and living a gangster life.”
Now in lockdown, Tajjour spends most of his days at home with his new fiance and remotely managing several cafes he owns in Sydney’s west. His lungs “aren’t the best” so he’s cautious to leave the house unless it’s for work.
“I only go to my office, I always sit away from everyone. I don’t like to leave the house with the virus.”
Just two weeks engaged to a 23-year-old – who asked to remain anonymous- he said he is the happiest he has ever been.
“I got a Ms. through a friend. She needed a job, she lost her job because of COVID-19 and I said she could come on as a manager, come live with me and I’ll take care of you.”
Three months on, the pair became engaged after Toujjour caught her by surprise. “I vanished for the day, scarred her, she rocked up at my sister’s place looking for me and I surprised her.”
With his bikie days behind him and now planning a wedding, Tajjour said although there were things he regretted, there was no looking back as he starts his new life.
“I want to live in the moment. I want to be living freely and happy and not necessarily rich – living makes you rich.”
Tajjour is now writing a book about his life with the help of his lawyer and hopes it will be ready in time for his wedding next year. As for kids, “ask God that one,” he said.
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Source: The West Australian