A magistrate court on Tuesday charged six Ivorian mercenaries for crimes ranging from murder, mercenarism, rape, arson, illegal possession of fire arm and theft of property, court document said.
The six were recently arrested by Liberian security officers assigned at the Ivorian Liberian border after they entered into Liberia.
"Accordingly, defendants Emmanuel been identified as Emmanuel Saymah,Komande M. Valerie, Frank O.Nioule, Junior Nioule, Edward O.Nioule and Julien B. Toure, were identified by eye witnesses to be in alliance with defendants Bobby Sarpee Didier, Gonteh and George Moore, both Liberian/ Ivorian nationals had engaged themselves in the act of mercenarism in towns and villages in the Ivory Coast to be specific like Sao, Pekan and Touleplea, etc which has resulted to murder rape, arson, illegal possession of fire arm and theft of property against peaceful civilians," the record said.
Police said, defendant Emmanuel Saymah, alias trainer, admitted during preliminary investigation that he was hired and given US$75 and three AK-47 rifles by George Pouh (an Ivorian) and George Moore (a Liberian ) to fight in Ivory Coast.
Another defendant Komande Mohegan Valerie also admitted that he was trained as a mercenary by the former Gendermarie General Oulaye Gbossio Jean after his parents were killed by the FRCI soldiers and Burkinabe mercenary forces in the Ivory Coast.
However, according to the document, defendants Frank O. Nioule, Junior Nioule, Edward O.Nioule and Julien B. Toure have denied the charges.
But the document said, a rifle gun, AK-47 with other smaller weapons with forty eight live rounds were seized from them when they were arrested.
They have been detained at the country's largest prison center, South Beach awaiting prosecution, which is expected in before the end of the year be before the end of this year.