Sarah-Jane Trent was arrested on Friday on charges of allegedly impersonating an official from law enforcement watchdog Ipid.
Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan. Picture: Tara Penny/EWN.
JOHANNESBURG – An staff of private investigator Paul O’Sullivan has been released on bail, just moments before her legal team approached the Higher Courtroom in Pretoria with an urgent software.
Sarah-Jane Trent was arrested on Friday afternoon on charges of allegedly impersonating an official from the Impartial Law enforcement Investigative Directorate (Ipid).
O’Sullivan is the complainant in a corruption scenario versus Performing Countrywide Law enforcement Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane.
Phahlane has strongly criticised Ipid for allegedly allowing for O’Sullivan to handle the investigation which also implicates Trent.
Eyewitness Information understands Trent was released at about nine-o-clock on Sunday evening after an agreement was attained with the law enforcement on bail, having said that it’s unclear how much she had to shell out.
Trent’s attorney Louis Taljaard states in an affidavit which was to be used in an urgent software to safe the release of his shopper that her arrest and detention was illegal.
Taljaard says the law enforcement refused to demonstrate Trent the arrest warrant, or disclose the good reasons for her becoming detained.
He says she was also prevented from telling close friends and family members where by she was becoming held, this was only proven after efforts to by Taljaard to keep track of her down.
The law enforcement are becoming similarly obstructive with the media with the police’s Kay Makhubele stating he’s unaware of the arrest, though the Hawks’s Hangwani Mulaudzi says they did not arrest Trent.
(Edited by Neo Koza)