Ipid claims O' Sullivan arrest a ploy to derail Phahlane probe

Ipid boss Robert McBride told Parliament's police portfolio committee on Wednesday that the arrest of private investigator Paul O’Sullivan was an attempt to derail the investigation into acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.

O'Sullivan is accused of going to Phahlane's home impersonating an Ipid investigator and asking questions.

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson, Moses Dlamini says there is no evidence that O' Sullivan introduced himself as an Ipid investigator as he was in the presence of other Ipid investigators.

There is absolutely nothing that confirms that he impersonated an Ipid investigator.

Moses Dlamini, IPID national spokesperson

As a complainant, O'Sullivan is compelled by the Ipid Act to assist with the investigations, says Dlamini.

He says O'Sullivan and some of the Ipid's investigators received anonymous death threats just before O'Sullivan was arrested.

We see this as an attempt to interfere...

Moses Dlamini, IPID national spokesperson

We are not saying the acting police commissioner is guilty of anything, but we have to investigate when allegations are made.

Moses Dlamini, IPID national spokesperson

Listen below to hear more from Moses Dlamini:

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