The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Thank you, sir.
Oh, each time he will send and when he sent and one of the main reasons I was doing this was because I didn't want them to suspect me. It could be that if I had refused at all to go to the office they will say maybe something ...
Yes, sir. This is why, for the last time that he called over the phone, I told him that I was not going there, that I will not go to his office, because I tried to - I was trying to avoid him for me not to be embarrassed, and he ...
He sent somebody to my house. Then, the second one, he said we should hire a motorbike to go to the office and we went, both of us, my friend whose name I called today. Then --
They said they wanted to see me, sir, and I went, he repeated the same thing and I said, "No, I am not part of it" and I left and he said I should go and think about it again.
Yes, sir. Mr Gray sent for me.
They were one in the sense that any of the RUF commanders can come to Monrovia and any of the NPFL commanders could go to the RUF controlled areas and arms and ammunition were taken from Liberia to RUF controlled areas, so everything was in line. So when the RUF ...
No, I don't know. The two bodies that I saw on the road, I did not know why they were left there.
Me? The body was on the Bong Mines Road. We passed by, we stopped and I saw it.
I said John Yormi.
I said --
The late Timothy Mulbah.
Yegbeh De Gbun.
He was one of Taylor's Special Forces that came along with him and his name was Border Patrol.
Border Patrol. It's just one name.
That was the popular name that we used.
Yeah, yeah. A Special Forces, Border Patrol.
It's supposed to be K-L-I-E, Klie.
Otis Klie. Klie.
Joe Doe. D-O-E.
His first name is Ojuku and his last name is Larry.
Ojuku Larry. Ojuku.
Yeah, no problem.
Yeah, I said Mr Taylor ordered.
When we were on duty at that time at Gbarnga, when we go to work he will tell Benjamin Yeaten that go and arrest so and so persons, those people that I have just named. Sometimes they would send the task force or most of the units to arrest those ...
He was one of the top men from Nimba and later when Mr Taylor came he was executed by Mr Taylor and also Samuel Doki.
Candidate, candidate, yes, he had a party.
I knew him to be the presidential Kennedy [sic] that was running against --
Jackson F Doe was a former presidential candidate --
That was the order he used to give. And at the time that we were in Gbarnga - and one more. The later Border Patrol, Special Forces. At the time that we were in Gbarnga, when he gave the orders, these people were arrested. He will say that they wanted to ...
Yeah. We are starting from Oliver. Oliver Varney. Yegbeh De Gbun. The late One Man One. The late Aloysius Menden. The late Anthony Mekunagbe. The late Timothy Mulbah. The late John Yormi. The late Isaac Vaye. The late Cooper Teah. The late Jackson F Doe. The late Ojuku Larry. The ...
Yes, yes. After they arrested him Mr Taylor also gave an order and executed him and I was trying yesterday to name those Gio and Mano who were executed but I was not given the chance.
They killed him. Mr Taylor gave orders and they executed him.
Yeah, I know what happened.
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