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Court prosecutor asks Nigeria to arrest Taylor

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DAKAR, Mar 26 (Reuters) The prosecutor of the UN-backed Sierra Leone court seeking to try former Liberian President Charles Taylor for war crimes said today he had asked Nigeria to arrest Taylor to prevent his escape.

''I have requested (Nigerian) President Obasanjo to have his authorities execute the warrant for the arrest of Charles Taylor issued by the Special Court,'' the prosecutor, Desmond de Silva, said in a statement.

REUTERS DKS PC2006

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