According to Britain’s The Sunday Times newspaper, actress Angelina Jolie had offered to lure the Kony to a dinner in 2012 to have him arrested.
“… Jolie offered to act as a honey trap to capture one of Africa’s most notorious war criminals, according to documents leaked from within the International Criminal Court (ICC),” the paper reported on October 8.
“In one leaked email sent by Moreno Ocampo, he claims that Jolie ‘has the idea to invite Kony to dinner and then arrest him.”
The dinner, one can conclude from The Times article, was to be in the Central African Republic (CAR) – where Kony had fled in 2006 from Sudan.
As the two would be dining, the United States Special Force – which was already in the CAR – was to swoop and arrest Kony.
The Sunday Times bases its article on leaked ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo electronic mail (e-mail).
Hundreds of the mail, which is now in the hands of French investigative website, Mediapart, was later accessed by The Times.
Ms Jolie’s ‘offer’ came on the heels of requests by the then ICC chief prosecutor Ocampo.
According to the article, Jolie, a campaigner for international humanitarian causes, replied to Mr Ocampo thus: ‘… Let’s discuss logistics… ‘