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

Joe Doe had an unfortunate situation. He was in Monrovia after the war when Benjamin moved to Foya close to Sierra Leone on an assignment. That was where he asked Joe Doe to go, but previously Joe Doe had a problem with Benjamin Yeaten which I investigated between the two of them. Joe Doe's brother's wife was taken by Benjamin as his wife and there was a confusion. Joe Doe being afraid of Benjamin, he didn't want to be involved with our organisation. He fled into La Cote d'Ivoire. Benjamin persuaded him, he sent people after him, they convinced him and he came back to Liberia. When Benjamin went to Foya, as I said, he sent for Joe Doe. He said he wanted to talk to Joe Doe. The night he entered Foya it was that night that he was arrested, investigated that he wanted to overthrow Taylor at the time, and as I heard - from what my security told me there was a bitter argument. He said, "You called me here. How would I overthrow you in the bush?", and they said they should execute him. That's how he got killed. He was executed by Benjamin Yeaten.

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