South African police have arrested an intelligence officer for allegedly providing hit-men with software to trace their targets associated with investigating Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.
The arrest of the female police officer brings to five the number of people now in custody in connection with an alleged plot to kill private forensic investigator Paul O’ Sullivan and crime intelligence officer Colonel Nkosana ‘Killer’ Ximba.
Police say they have received additional information that the alleged plotters were planning to kill the entire special task team investigating Krejcir on charges including assault and kidnapping.
The police’s Solomon Makgale says they confiscated nine cell phones from the arrested woman who is expected to appear in court soon.
“We are making very good progress with our investigations, which led us to the arrests. The person arrested is a sergeant who is employed in the crime intelligence division of the South African Police Service,” Makgale told Eye Witness News.
The four suspects arrested last week have been charged with armed robbery, hijacking, conspiracy to commit murder, theft and possession of a suspected stolen vehicle as well as illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
They were arrested in Sandton and Rivonia in Johannesburg, appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates Court on Monday and will be back in the same court next week.