Krejcir foiled jail beak: Cops deny O'Sullivan tip-off claims

Police have denied reports that forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan tipped them off about a planned escape by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.

The correctional services department confirmed that they had thwarted an escape plan by Krejcir after raiding his cell.

Listen: 702's Xolani Gwala speaks to EWN's Gia Nicolaides about Krejcir's foiled escape

A 9mm pistol, cell phones and a correctional services uniform were among some of the items recovered.

O’Sullivan claimed that he tipped off police about Krejcir’s escape plan after learning that the convicted drug dealer and kidnapper had planned to kill him upon getting out of jail.

But police spokesperson Solomon Makgale said they had received information from their own sources.

We did not receive any information whatsoever from Paul O’Sullivan. We received the information from our own sources, our Crime Intelligence office and investigators working on the case.

Solomon Makgale, SAPS spokesperson

News reports said the raid on Krejcir's cell was done on Saturday after police received a tip-off about his plan.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
10 business tips to boost you through a tough economy

10 business tips to boost you through a tough economy

Business growth specialist, Pavlo Phitidi tracks down previously profiled businesses and advises them on their next level growth.

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

President Zuma went 'off script' on Friday when he castigated his detractors saying many denied being on the 101 stalwarts list.

Explore the magic of Madeira at the Caravela Portuguese Festival

Explore the magic of Madeira at the Caravela Portuguese Festival

This weekend, all roads lead to the magical Madeira Day festivities at Montecasino.

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

Krejcir monitored closely after foiled prison break

Krejcir monitored closely after foiled prison break

702's Stephen Grootes spoke to EWN's Govan Whittles about the report that Radovan Krejcir's prison escape plan was foiled.

Krejcir found guilty for attempted murder and kidnapping

Krejcir found guilty for attempted murder and kidnapping

Mandy Wiener reports that Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir has been found guilty and is facing time in jail.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] The concept behind The Leonardo - Sandton's new skyscraper

[LISTEN] The concept behind The Leonardo - Sandton's new skyscraper

The Leonardo in Sandton may become the tallest building in Africa.

'Its not good enough to say you just found out that SA trains are never on time'

'Its not good enough to say you just found out that SA trains are never on time'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on president Cyril Ramaphosa's train expirience on Monday.

'The next Steinhoff is around the corner!'

'The next Steinhoff is around the corner!'

The Steinhoff-debacle happened while the world praised SA for its auditing standards. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Steven Firer.

Could IPPs solve the load shedding problem? Analyst disagrees

Could IPPs solve the load shedding problem? Analyst disagrees

Energy expert, activist and economic analyst Adil Nchabeleng says IPPs have not delivered what was promised.

Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

Did you know? SA exports electricity to seven countries in Southern Africa

Senior Researcher at Africa Check Kate Wilkinson shares their latest from their fact-finding missions.