“It was actually my wife who convinced me to come clean, and on October 19 2011 when on my own accord I disclosed all the allegations of criminality taking place at Crime Intelligence, including myself. There was a version put forward that I only did this because I wanted to secure a deal for myself to avoid prosecution. This is untrue,” he said.
He said he consented to an interview with Hawks officers without a lawyer, knowing that he would incriminate himself and be arrested.
“On October 25, this was my blanket affidavit which I deposed to. I did say I would like to be treated as a Section 204 witness. The notion or suggestion that I only came forward with all of this to get a deal to avoid prosecution is totally untrue.
“It’s been difficult, it’s been extremely difficult. Next month will be eight years that I will be in witness protection. Especially the first few years, my children basically grew up in witness protection. We live our lives month-to-month; we can’t make plans further than a month.
“I made decisions that I deeply regret and I am truly sorry. I’m sorry for my actions.”