Krejcir's foiled escape: Did tip-off come from Paul O'Sullivan?
Radovan Krejcir's mother is allegedly offering a reward of R30m to anyone who can help her son escape.
JOHANNESBURG - Forensic investigator Paul O'Sullivan says he tipped police off about a planned escape by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir after learning that the convicted drug dealer and kidnapper planned to kill him upon getting out of jail.
Correctional Services confirmed that they thwarted an escape plan by Krejcir, with a raid on his and other cells at the Zonderwater Prison at the weekend.
A 9mm pistol, knife, cellphones and a Correctional Services uniform were among some of the items recovered.
Gun was attached with white double sided tape... pic.twitter.com/n8lSKWhfZ4
Gun was attached with white double sided tape... pic.twitter.com/n8lSKWhfZ4— Solomon (@Solomon_Makgale) September 27, 2015
Gun and cellphones - 4 of them- were hidden inside treadmill.... That's what the screwdriver was for... pic.twitter.com/YGwfiOOgd3
- Soli_M (@Solomon_Makgale) September 27, 2015
O'Sullivan says he found out about the escape plan after learning about a reward being offered to help Krejcir escape.
"Information that came out was that his mother, who's currently residing in the Czech Republic, had offered an amount of R20 million for anybody that can assist her son in getting out of prison and leave South Africa. Curiously enough we now heard the figure has gone up to R30 million."
The Sunday Independent reported that Krejcir planned to escape from prison in Pretoria.
The report claims the raid on his cell was done on Saturday after police received a tip off about his plan.
Authorities also reportedly confiscated a pepper spray gun, 10 cellphones and a memory stick.
Correctional Services is yet to comment and clarify what action will now be taken.