South African Private forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan said on Friday that he will lay criminal charges and institute a civil claim of R100 million against senior police officials instrumental in his “kidnapping”.

O’Sullivan, his assistant Sarah-Jane Trent and two IPID investigators Mandlakayise Mahlangu and Temane Abram Binang were charged with extortion, fraud and intimidation.

The case was postponed on friday in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

Private forensic investigator said he would be opening a criminal case and lodging a civil claim against a number of people that he would name in due course.

He said this was because he had been kidnapped by police and his private phone messages had been taken and made public.

He went on to say that the cops kidnapped him on the 13th of February 2017, took his cellphone and without telling him, they unlawfully downloaded contents of his cellphone and read out the private messages to Parliament.

He said that was not only a criminal offence but also a civil breach of his constitutional rights.

He said he will sequestrate those involved, take their homes and cars so their family can go hungry because of their conduct.