Paul O'Sullivan released on R20 000 bail

2016-04-04 12:41
Paul O'Sullivan. (File, Netwerk24)

Paul O'Sullivan. (File, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - Well-known private investigator Paul O'Sullivan was granted R20 000 bail, with set conditions, in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday. 

O'Sullivan was instructed to report daily to the Sandton police station and not to be within 5km of any international airport. ‎

He was arrested at OR Tambo international Airport on Friday night for contravening the Immigration Act after he was found in possession of three passports. He was travelling with his ‎family. 

The Hawks said they had received a tip-off from the department of home affairs that someone was using multiple passports. 

A task team from Gauteng was dispatched to the airport and, on arrival, O'Sullivan was caught with the different passports. 

A statement issued by O'Sullivan's representative on Saturday said he was not trying to flee the country as had been speculated. 

O'Sullivan was merely taking his daughters back to their school in London and was expected to return on Thursday, the statement added. 

The Star reported O'Sullivan had made a threat two weeks ago in an e-mail and copied the newspaper. 

The Star reported that he he said he had come from a top secret meeting and an amount of R20m was pledged to be used to stop the "Zupta crooks", including the allegedly infiltrated and criminalised SAA, NPA, Hawks and SAPS.

The Star reported that he had also mentioned dates of when he would be leaving the country and that a press conference to reveal corruption by the "Zupta-led" regime was imminent. 

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