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

When they went, they didn't go with a radio set because we only had a set at the base and because of the jet raid we could not get energy, the battery was not functioning. We were using solar plates. So when they went they were fortunate to capture a radio which was a Codan, but the operator who was there did not know how to operate the radio. So whilst they were - while they were fidgeting with it he was able to switch it on and it was through that radio that he sent the message. So when Colonel T and others had left our base, we were listening through that radio to know what was happening and it was from that radio message that we understood what happened in Makeni.

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