As head of Liberia's "elite" paramilitary unit that doubles as anti-terrorist services unit during his father's 1997-2003 despotic rule, Chuckie was solely responsible for keeping his father in power by viciously cutting down every opposition, both imaginary and real. Before sentencing, Chuckie fearfully pleaded for forgiveness, saying "Sorry to my brothers for what happened during the 14 years of war in Liberia. My sympathies go out to all the people who suffered in the conflicts in Liberia and Sierra Leone. I will meet my obligation no matter what it would be". Icheoku says, Chuckie failed to take responsibility for the mayhem he wrought on Liberians but merely mouthed a shallow apology without any contrite heart; which apology was borne out of fear and a ploy to mitigate his sentence. Here was a man who gleefully hacked off children's limbs with their parents forced to watch the gory macabre with their own very own eyes and for 14 long years, now pretending to be sorry for his crimes? Icheoku says this beast has no heart at all and if any, is made of cold steel!
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Chuck Taylor was taken into custody in Miami Florida on March 30, 2006, while trying to enter the United States illegally from Trinidad. He was initially charged with passport fraud and pleaded guilty. On the day before his sentencing in December 2006, he was indicted on torture charges based on the agitation of some Liberian victims representatives, living in the United States. That indictment included graphic detail of brutal killings and tortures Taylor allegedly ordered, supervised and in some cases personally carried out himself between April 1999 and July 2003.
And who is his daddy but the petty dictator pictured left, now cowering before the court of justice at the Hague for crimes against humanity. His name, Charles Taylor! The notorious former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor, is on trial at The Hague, Netherlands before a UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, where he is facing 11 count charges for war crimes and crimes against humanity. A verdict is expected in the case, this year 2009.
Icheoku says if only Nigerians will learn to cash in on available provisions of law in America, hounds like Olusegun Obasanjo could be arrested and tried in America, for his crimes against the Odi and Zaki Ibiam people of Nigeria! The people of Liberia made this 97 years behind bars outcome possible. A Liberian Human Rights and Refugee Welfare Organization (LIHRRWO) based in the United States petitioned for Chuck Taylor's indictment and launched a campaign that planted his feet deeper into the quicksand of law; after his initial arrest for passport violation. LIHRRWO, based in Minnesota, earlier notified the then US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales through a letter asking the Justice Department to hold Chuckie for more investigation unrelated to the passport fraud for which he was arrested and detained.