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

We initially had chosen a gentleman, late now, by the name of Isaac Musa. He turned out to be not able, or maybe he didn't have the stomach, to carry out the operation and immediately a very professional soldier, Prince Johnson, who before joining the NPFL was a trained member of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Prince Johnson immediately moved forward and led the operation that captured Gbutuo. And then once the information got to me I just authorised him to continue to hold over the command of the unit since Isaac Musa had retreated and was with me now in la Cote d'Ivoire, so Prince Johnson was ordered by me to hold the command of the unit.

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