One of the charges by Finnish State Prosecutor Tom Laitinen centers on murders that Massaquoi allegedly committed and oversaw in the Waterside market area in Monrovia, Liberia. The probable timing of the alleged events is between January and December, 2002, according to Laitinen. Massaquoi’s defense challenged these accounts on Monday, saying that the timing does not align with news of events as they reportedly happened during the civil war. Completing the presentation of nearly 80 different written pieces of evidence on Monday, Massaquoi’s defense team argues that their evidence shows Massaquoi was not in Liberia during the time that the alleged crimes took place. The court will hear from Massaquoi himself later this week, after which the court will move to Liberia and Sierra Leone to hear witnesses there.
Source: Front Page Africa February 09, 2021 05:03 UTC