Today, the National Investigation Unit (NINU) of the South African Police Service raided a property of Mr Paul O’Sullivan in Sandton following allegations of a possible contravention of the Electronic Communication and Transaction Act, Act 36 of 2005.
O’Sullivan and two accomplices allegedly falsified and distributed a fraudulent bank statement alleging to be that of the chairperson of South African Airways, subsequently accusing her (the SAA employee) of corruption.
A complaint was lodged with the police by the SAA employee.
Preliminary investigations confirmed that the alleged bank statement was indeed falsified.
This led the investigating team to secure a search and seizure warrant from the relevant court against properties of the three suspects including that of Mr O’Sullivan.
During the search this morning the team confiscated electronic equipment which we believe will be of great assistance to the investigating team in their endeavour to locate the origin of the falsified documentation.
The investigation is continuing.
Source : South African Police Service