Paul O'Sullivan: Move to raid my house was orchestrated

Police had acted on the basis of a search warrant which is part of an investigation.

FILE: Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Private investigator Paul O'Sullivan says Wednesday's raid on his home was only designed to find out what information he has against certain top police officials including National Commissioner General Riah Phiyega.

Police say they went to his home as part of their investigation into O'Sullivan's attempt to force the South African Airways (SAA) chair Dudu Myeni to resign by claiming he had proof she had foreign bank accounts.

O'Sullivan then apologised to Myeni saying the documents were fake and offered her money.

"I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the reason this has happened is because I have opened the case against certain very senior police officers, including Phiyega."

But the police's Solomon Makgale says they're not surprised by O'Sullivan's claims.

"We knew that he would obviously resort to such claims because we're busy with an investigation."

He added police could execute another search warrant on another suspect in the SAA soon.

Makgale says the police acted on the basis of a search warrant as part of an investigation, but did not provide the details of the investigation.