My bail conditions are stricter than those of murderers - O'Sullivan

2016-05-06 11:56
Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

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Johannesburg - Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan wants his bail conditions relaxed so he can continue with his life.

Speaking after a brief appearance at the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Friday, he said his bail conditions were stricter than those of murderers.

"The effect of those bail conditions is to stop me from going on with my business and to get on with my life," he told reporters.

"I have committed no crime. The people that have put me in court, they are the criminals I will send to prison."

O'Sullivan's bail conditions include reporting daily to the Sandton police station and not being allowed within 5km of any international airport.

He was arrested at OR Tambo international Airport on April 2 for allegedly contravening the Immigration Act for being in possession of three passports. He was about to fly to London with his daughters.

The Hawks said they had received a tip-off from home affairs that someone was using multiple passports. A task team from Gauteng was dispatched to the airport and arrested O'Sullivan.

Threat

According to a statement by O'Sullivan's representative issued shortly after his arrest, he was not trying to flee the country, but was taking his daughters back to their school in London and was going to return a few days later.

The Star reported at the time that O'Sullivan made a threat in an e-mail two weeks prior to his arrest, which he copied to the newspaper.

He claimed to have come from a top secret meeting at which R20m was pledged to stop the "Zupta crooks", and the allegedly infiltrated and criminalised SAA, NPA, Hawks, and SAPS.

The Star reported that he mentioned when he would be leaving the country and that he would hold a press conference to reveal corruption by the "Zupta-led" regime. This was a reference to alleged collusion between President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.

On Friday, O'Sullivan said he had opened a case of torture against Gauteng Hawks head Prince Mokotedi for his conduct while questioning him when he was in police custody.

"I've opened a docket of torture against Mokotedi and his accomplices for the offences of torture and I will be very interested to see what happens to that docket," he said.

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