Nabil Maghnie’s daughter gets tattoo in honour of Melbourne crime boss who was shot dead


Daughter of one of Melbourne’s most notorious gangsters pays tribute to her late father after his brutal killing by getting his nickname ‘Mad Lebo’ tattooed down her leg

  • Nabil Maghnie, 44, was shot dead outside a home in Melbourne in January, 2020
  • His daughter Sabrine shared her recent tattoo which reads ‘Mad Lebo’ on her leg
  • Nabil, an underworld figure, had the same words inked across his stomach   


The daughter of one of Melbourne’s most infamous gangsters has had the words ‘Mad Lebo’ tattooed on her leg in honour of her late father.

Nabil Maghnie, 44, was shot dead outside a home in Epping, in the city’s northern suburbs in January last year.

His 21-year-old daughter Sabrine Maghnie shared a photo to Instagram this week of her new ink, which is a nod to a similar tattoo her dad had across his stomach.

Nabil Maghnie’s daughter Sabrine has had the words ‘mad Lebo’ tattooed on her in honour of her late father

Her 44-year-old father who was fatally shot last year had the same words inked across his stomach

Her 44-year-old father who was fatally shot last year had the same words inked across his stomach

Just weeks before Nabil’s death, Ms Maghnie was allegedly assaulted following a minor car crash and a photo taken of her showed a bruise on her eye. 

Supporters of the family told the Herald Sun at the time she was assaulted following a minor collision in Melbourne’s north.

A fight allegedly broke out after the crash and police were notified of the incident, with Nabil, famously protective of his daughter, believed to be furious.

On the night he was killed, the 44-year-old travelled to a home on Dalton Road at Lalor, where he reportedly demanded money from one of the men at the property. 

Nabil is believed to have attacked the householder before someone else pulled out a gun and shot him dead.  

He was seen lying dead next to his Mercedes utility vehicle after he was gunned down while two others, including his son, were wounded. 

Nabil Maghnie was shot outside a home in Epping, in Melbourne's north in January last year (pictured is Maghnie leaving court in 2019)

Nabil Maghnie was shot outside a home in Epping, in Melbourne’s north in January last year (pictured is Maghnie leaving court in 2019) 

An image of Sabrine Maghnie, taken in the weeks before her father's death, shows her with a bruise on her eye

An image of Sabrine Maghnie, taken in the weeks before her father’s death, shows her with a bruise on her eye

Nobody has been charged in relation to Nabil’s murder. 

The underworld figure can famously be remembered for driving himself to hospital after being shot in the head in 2016.

In 2011, the married father was the victim of another non-fatal shooting at Broadmeadows. 

Following his death, hundreds of mourners gathered together at a funeral service where a flower tribute spelling out the word ‘Baba’ was seen near his coffin. 

Nabil was being investigated by police over a double shooting at the Love Machine nightclub in Prahan in April last year and was prime suspect in an attempted hit on notorious Mongol’s bikie Toby Mitchell.

Maghnie was also on bail for serious driving offences at the time of his death.

Sabrine Maghnie (pictured) was allegedly assaulted in a road-rage incident just weeks before her father was shot dead

Sabrine Maghnie (pictured) was allegedly assaulted in a road-rage incident just weeks before her father was shot dead

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