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.


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