Well, when we crossed over they passed the night there. Then the other day Christo Johnson, who was the journalist, said he met Bazzy. When they were taken there we divided them. The ECOMOG soldiers and the UNAMSIL officials as well were divided. So in the morning we went to Bazzy. Christo Johnson was with Tito, Tito brought him to Bazzy. So he said he had wanted to know why we arrested them, because since he was a journalist he would go and tell the rest of the world the reason why they were arrested.
So Bazzy told him, well, now that they have signed the Lome Peace Accord, SLA was not included in it and they knew we were all combatants who were to disarm, so that was a problem. And then Johnny Paul Koroma, he said he was made to understand that he was under arrest. He said because Johnny Paul was not talking to them, so that is making it difficult for him. So he was asking that they released Johnny Paul Koroma and have the army reinstated. So he said that was the reason why the UNAMSIL officials were arrested together with the ECOMOG officials.
So Christo Johnson said he should be released, he will go over the air and explain exactly what our demands were. So Bazzy ordered his release. On that day when he was released in the afternoon he was heard over the BBC and also VOA and said these are the reasons. In fact all the other stations were carrying announcements about it, that the soldiers at the West Side Base had been arrested, they had tampered with the peace accord, they had arrested ECOMOG officials and some UNAMSIL officials who went to pick up some combatant children.
So later Mosquito called in the camp in our presence at the radio set. He said Bazzy should release those people. He said the announcement over the air, he didn't believe the ECOMOG officials were left out. Then Bazzy said the only reason why they will let me release them is for me to talk to Johnny Paul Koroma.