Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli cannot be trusted because of his links to various Gauteng police officials, the State argued in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Prosecutor Kholeka Gcaleka submitted that the investigating team had been threatened by Mdluli's Crime Intelligence colleagues and that Mdluli misused State resources and allegedly leaked security information.
She said testimony by investigator Kobus Roelofse showed that Mdluli had many contacts and that police dockets relating to the Oupa Ramogibe murder had continuously gone missing.
Gcaleka said Mdluli had been directly implicated in assault and kidnapping charges, and the murder of Ramogibe.
Due to the sensitivity of the case and doubts that Mdluli would obey bail conditions, the State opposed bail and contended that the safety of witnesses was a concern.