The International Criminal Court (ICC) said Friday it was in informal contact with Saif al-Islam, the fugitive son of the slain Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi, reported dpa.
"We have learnt through informal channels that there is a group of mercenaries who are offering to move Saif to an African (country) not party to the Rome Statute of the ICC," the ICC Prosecutor General Moreno Ocampo said.
"The Office of the Prosecutor is also exploring the possibility to intercept any plane within the airspace of a state party in order to make an arrest," he added in a statement.
Saif al-Islam, 39, is wanted by the court for alleged crimes against humanity.
"The Office of the (ICC) Prosecutor has made it clear that if he (Saif al-Islam) surrenders to the ICC, he has the right to be heard in court. He is innocent until proven guilty," said Ocampo.
Saif al-Islam has been on the run since forces loyal to Libya's National Transitional Council overran the port city of Sirte on October 20. His father was captured and killed on the same day in Sirte.