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13th Defense Witness Denies Role In Ivorian Conflict

By Comfort Johnson, Intern

MONROVIA, May 26 (LINA) - General Neezee Barway, the 13th defense witness in the ongoing mercenary trial at the Criminal Court ‘D’ at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, has denied participating in the Ivorian war.

In his testimony when he took the witness stand on Monday, Barway said the accusations against him were false, claiming, “The Government of Liberia only wants to kill me.”

He said the reason for being in the Ivory Coast at the time was solely to transact business and not to participate in that country’s civil war as he stands accused and is facing trial.

He said he was at his girlfriend’s house when police rushed there and arrested him.

 “The Emergency Response Unit (ERU) officers asked me for the gun they alleged I was keeping at home, but I told them I did not have any gun, and then they arrested me on June 12, 2012,” he explained

He alleged police brutality during the arrest, noting that he now has serious problem when urinating.

He said all the prosecution witnesses lied on him when they testified that he was the ‘general’ who led the group to fight in the Ivorian war.

Barway admitted being one of the bodyguards of the late President Samuel Doe from 1980 to 1990.

The trial continues on Tuesday, May 27.


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