Search at premises of Paul O’Sullivan as part of on-going investigations

Search at premises of Paul O’Sullivan as part of on-going investigations
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Investigators from the South African Police Service today conducted a search at the business premises of Mr Paul O’Sullivan as part of on-going investigations into charges relating to intimidation, extortion, attempted extortion, fraud and Section 33(5) of the IPID Act. He has already appeared in court on this matter and the case was remanded to 19 May 2017 when he will appear with his co-accused, Ms Sarah Jane Trent.

The search was conducted in terms of a lawful search warrant which was produced to O’Sullivan’s attorney on the scene and involved on-scene extractions from certain electronic devices by forensic experts. O’Sullivan was not present and the fact that the investigating officer was not informed of him leaving the country, which is a contravention of one of his bail conditions, will form part of the investigation and be placed on record in court. The SAPS must emphasise that no individual is above the law and that the police will continue to investigate without fear or favour.

No person was taken into custody today.

Although it is not police policy to comment on on-going investigations, O’Sullivan has already informed his media contacts of the search and it was confirmed to the media by an attorney.

O’Sullivan is presently before the courts in connection with four other cases, relating to various charges of fraud, extortion, kidnapping and one in terms of the Immigration Act. Three of these cases have been set down for trial and one has been remanded with a trial date yet to be set. In three of these cases, members of the public are complainants. Other cases are still under investigation.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service