A lot transpired at the court, over the widely speculated investigation of Paul O’ Sullivan. However, the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court has dismissed the case against investigator Paul O’Sullivan for using a foreign passport to leave and enter the country.
The forensic investigator was arrested in April 2016, dragged off a plane set to take off for London, and detained in the Pretoria jail in what he has labelled torturous conditions, on the charges.
O’Sullivan on Friday labelled the six charges brought against him as malicious prosecution after he opened a case of corruption with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) against now ousted Acting Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane.
He said he intended bringing a civil suit against the state for R100m.
The charges under to Section 26(B) of the South African Citizen Act, in this case refers to six incidents between March 2015 and February 2016 when O’Sullivan exited and entered the country on his Irish passport.
Using the foreign passport allegedly contravened the act.
This was at the height of alleged assassination attempts against him by Czech criminal Radovan Krejcir and O’Sullivan’s lawyers told the court that the reason why he used this passport was in order to avoid detection by Krejcir and the corrupt police officers in his employ.
O’Sullivan was the first person in the country to ever be charged with the offence.