Skip to comments.Nigeria - Fugitive Liberia ex-president Charles Taylor arrested
Posted on 03/29/2006 1:04:12 AM PST by HAL9000
AP News Alert
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian police say they have arrested Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.
EX-LIBERIAN PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR ARRESTED ON NIGERIA-CAMEROON BORDER - POLICE
ABUJA (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, on the border with Cameroon, a Nigerian police spokesman said.
"He's in the custody of security agencies in Borno," said Haz Iwendi.
Good timing too. The total solar eclipse is just starting in Nigeria.
"Nigeria arrests Taylor guards"
29/03/2006 08:43 - (SA)
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Abuja - Nigeria has arrested 22 police officers who had been deployed to keep watch on former Liberian leader Charles Taylor, says a force spokesperson on Tuesday.
Taylor had been living in exile in a plush villa in the southeastern Nigerian city of Calabar, but was found to have left the house late on Monday, two days after President Olusegun Obasanjo promised to send him home.
Although the war crimes suspect was not considered by Nigerian authorities to be under house arrest, security forces were supposed to keep watch on him and international prosecutors had demanded he be detained."
"Liberian warlord Taylor 'arrested'"
Wednesday, March 29, 2006; Posted: 4:15 a.m. EST (09:15 GMT)
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) -- Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has been arrested, Nigerian police said Wednesday.
Taylor, wanted by an international tribunal to stand trial for crimes against humanity, went missing on Monday night and was caught at Nigeria's southern border with Cameroon, national police spokesman Haz Iwendi told The Associated Press.
Taylor, who is wanted by the U.N.-backed Special Court in Sierra Leone, vanished Tuesday from the Nigerian villa where he was living in exile, days after Nigeria said Liberian authorities could repatriate him.
In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the matter was of critical importance."
Surprise! Taylor is arrested crossing the border.
I guess Obsanjo decided all that good old American foreign aid was worth more than Taylor's bribe money in the long run.
Ramsey Clark, calling Ramsey Clark.
Good. Now maybe he can get himself killed while trying to escape.
More likely we will all get a round of letters and e-mail offering to split Mr. Taylor's fortune if we will just send ten thousand dollars to facilitate his escape.
ALARM - Obasanjo orders the immediate expulsion of Taylor to Liberia
ABUJA - the president Olusegun Obasanjo Nigerian ordered immediate expulsion towards Liberia of the bast former president Charles Taylor, sought for crimes against humanity and decree Wednesday after less than 48 hours of escape, one learned Wednesday from official source.
Clark should be committed to an insane asylum.
Nigeria will send Taylor back to Liberia -minister
ABUJA, March 29 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has ordered the immediate repatriation of exiled former Liberian President Charles Taylor to Liberia, following his arrest at the border with Cameroon on Wednesday.
Nigerian Information Minister Frank Nweke said Taylor, who is wanted on war crimes charges by a U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone, should be placed in the custody of the Liberian government.
Opps... thats James Taylor...
The U.N. Security Council had expressed surprise and concern at Taylor's disappearance and Secretary-General Kofi Annan had said he planned to talk to the Nigerian authorities about it. He urged all countries to refuse to give Taylor refuge.LOL! Strong letter to follow!
(Do these reporters double over with laughter when they write such things?)
You do know the UN Reaction Level Matrix don't you?
Level One: Suprise and Concern.
Level Two: Shock and Deep Concern.
Level Three: Profound Shock and Very Deep Concern.
Level Four: Profound Shock, Very Deep Concern, and Sternly Worded Letter.
Level Five: Statement Of Unacceptability, Really, Really, Really Very Deep Concern. 2nd Sternly Worded Letter Possible, but Not Required.
Level Six: Condemnation (verbal)
Level Seven: Strong Condemnation (verbal)
Level Eight: Very Strong Condemnation (verbal, but Sternly Worded Written Condemnation possible)
Level Nine: Condemnation In The Strongest Possible Terms (verbal, but written still possible)
Level Ten: Written Condemnation In The Strongest Possible Terms sent via New York Times Editorial Page.
That oughta show 'em.
When they shoot Taylor during his "escape attempt",maybe we can arrange for Clark to be caught in the cross fire.Tragic.
Pat Robertson will be heartbroken. Now he'll never see his good friend again -- because Taylor is headed for a hanging in Sierra Leone.
Agreed. Also, President Bush deserves a lot more credit for restoring democracy in Liberia than he actually receives. It is a great accomplishment.
He definitely does.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.