File for DPP as McGeever freed
on 16/03/2013 00:00:00
The 68-year-old was arrested in Co Galway on Thursday on suspicion of possessing information about an alleged crime, in which he was the alleged victim.
Gardaí have been trying to investigate the case since the Mayo businessman turned up on a remote border road in Co Leitrim on Jan 29. He was barefoot and dishevelled, wrapped in a sheet and was admitted to hospital.
Family members claimed Mr McGeever maintained he had been abducted from his mansion at Craughwell, Co Galway, last May and taken to some sort of underground shipping container and held captive for eight months.
He was reported missing by his partner Siobhán O'Callaghan last June.
Following his discovery, there were reports that the IRA and Russian mafia had kidnapped him, but it subsequently emerged that Mr McGeever claimed his abductors only communicated in writing.
There were further reports that the gang demanded €10m from the developer and that they took €80,000 from an account belonging to him.
However, it is understood Mr McGeever has not made a complaint about this payment to investigating gardaí.
Gardaí said they would approach the case with an open mind and stressed they would get to the bottom of it, regardless of where their inquiries led.
Meanwhile, gardaí in Dublin are investigating the sinister discovery of a shotgun cartridge with the names of three gardaí written on it.
The find was made after gardaí arrested two men, one of them armed with the gun, following a security van robbery in north Dublin on Thursday morning.
When detectives unloaded the weapon they examined the live cartridge and saw the names of three colleagues written on it. The detectives are attached to the drugs unit in Coolock and are considered to be hard-working professionals.