The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

In the first place, we did not see any rivalry between them, between Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria. We did not suspect that at all. And his arrest in Nigeria, according to what all of us heard on the radio, was because he carried arms, arms that he used to carry - that he carried to Abuja once without he being arrested.

What happened actually was, he had gone to Nigeria without the permission of the Ivorian government. He went as a private person. So when he got there, according to what they said, when his passport was passing through the immigration officers, they suspected some strange thing. How should Foday Sankoh come here without the government knowing? Because they say they contacted Abacha to see if he was expecting him. He said no. That was why he was arrested.

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