Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been put in a cell at the the war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone, ending a whirlwind day since his capture in Nigeria.
U.N. officials delivered him to the court Wednesday, only hours after Nigerian police caught him trying to flee the country.
Nigeria had given Taylor asylum in late 2003 to end Liberia's civil war. But, after Nigeria agreed to Liberia's request to extradite him, Taylor disappeared earlier this week.
The news of Taylor's capture came as Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo held talks with President Bush at the White House.
Later, President Bush suggested Taylor might be moved from Sierra Leone to another location -- possibly the court at The Hague. U.S. officials say regardless of the location, the trial will remain under the jurisdiction of the Sierra Leone tribunal.
President Bush has expressed his appreciation for Taylor's capture, saying it was a sign of Mr. Obasanjo's commitment to peace in the region.
Mr. Obasanjo rejected criticism that his government had been "negligent" after Taylor disappeared from his home in southern Nigeria.
Taylor is accused of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including using child soldiers during Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war which ended in 2002.