Paul O'Sullivan's home raided

2015-04-15 12:32
Police officers outside Paul O'Sullivan's house in Johannesburg. (Naledi Shange, News24)

Police officers outside Paul O'Sullivan's house in Johannesburg. (Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg - Cellphones and a computer were seized from forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan's home in Sandown, Johannesburg, during a police raid on Wednesday.

O'Sullivan told News24 he was not worried because he knows "they won't find anything in there".

Thirteen police vehicles, two of them marked, arrived at his house earlier on Wednesday morning.

A national investigation unit raided the home following allegations of fraud and contravention of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.

O'Sullivan has been accused of circulating a fraudulent bank statement he alleged belonged to South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni.

A police official who did not want to be named told News24 it was the first leg of the investigation.

The officer said O'Sullivan apologised. But despite this, he and two others were investigated and search-and-seizure warrants obtained.

The raid was an attempt to identify the creator of the bank statement, which the investigating team had confirmed was a forgery.

Police said they would release an official statement later.

- An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Dudu Myeni was the chief executive of Airports Company SA. She is the chairperson of SAA.

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