The rebel Defense Minister of war crime convict Charles Taylor, Tom Woewiyou has been arrested in the United States on Sunday en-rout to Monrovia after his SN Brussels’ f flight made a connecting stop in Washington. According to a local Liberian daily, family sources of Mr Woewiyou confirmed his arrest in the United States and say they are concern.
Mr Woewiyou served as Defense Minister to Charles Taylor in the National Patriotic Front movement which led a ruthless and barbaric civil war in Liberia killing about 250,000 Liberians. Charles Taylor exported his killing machine to neighboring Sierra Leone reigning unimaginable destruction on the people including amputating of the arms and legs of innocent civilians.
Charles Taylor has since been convicted of war crimes by the International Court of Justice and is serving 50 year prison term in Great Britain for his brutal war unleashed on the people of Sierra Leone. Mr Woewiyou has since been living in the United States but recently return to Liberia and working in the President Sirleaf and was seeking Senatorial seat in Liberia’s October midterm election.
Mr Woewiyou recently told the Liberian people during a press conference that he has no regret for his role in the Liberian civil war.