The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Yes, sir. I thank you very much.
Yes, I had had that belief even before Sam Bockarie brought this information up, yes.
Well, that was the name by which we called him.
Well, Martin was a Sierra Leonean in the first place and, secondly, the satellite and the computer that Sam Bockarie had, he was the person who worked on them. He was an operator for Sam Bockarie.
I took part in their escape. I highly contributed for them to be able to escape.
Sam Bockarie. Sam Bockarie.
A boy child, sir. And he was Lamin Kpaka. We were all in the RUF. He was called Battle Group. He met us, he discussed with us and Manowai and then we informed him that the man had plans to kill them, so that they should find a way to ...
Well, we discussed it with --
I was number one person.
Well, I did not know if he found drugs. Just when I arrived he called me and then he said that they heard that I brought drugs with me to the Netherlands. Then I said to him no and I asked him, "What kind of drugs are you talking about ...
I denied. Just when he accused me, I denied. There wasn't any exhibit in fact and it is something that I denied from day 1 and as I sit in front of you here I continue to deny that.
There is nothing that proves what?
Yes, yes. That is the name, Alex.
I have forgotten the name.
And they had no evidence.
Well, after a particular day when I came from prepping they invited me into their office. In fact, they were not even two ladies. It was a woman and one white man who was in charge. They interviewed me and they told me that they heard that when I was ...
The people whose names you have mentioned, you said two ladies, I said, yes, they have been telling me about that and I responded to them.
Yes, people have been telling me that.
Well, I don't have an idea about that.
What type of drugs?
I arrived here in April.
Well I cannot tell you that that was the money, because I don't have a copy of any receipts. They wrote it. I cannot say it was 16,000 leones, or that. I would like you to go through the documents and maybe the reason is stated there, but ...
I said any time they would invite me to explain, or to take a statement from me, I must receive that money, that 16,000 leones, every day that I was with them. That is the only thing I can say. The times that I would be with them they ...
That was WVS Office. Every day that I was with them, they will give me 16,000 leones. Even if I was invited for four days, for example, they will give me 16 thousand leones on each day.
I said at that time I was in Kailahun, Kailahun District, mining, so whenever they would invite me I would come. They were responsible for my transportation and even when I would be returning they were responsible for my transportation. So whenever I was with them they will give me ...
Well, the understanding that I have about this is that any time I met with them I used to pay my transport cost and return. Then I was based in Kailahun. I was doing - I was mining and when --
Well, later, yes.
No, I don't know what that means.
Well, they bought it for me. But whatever was bought for me, they will write down the amount, because it was bought, used money.
Well, if they invited me for an interview I must have given them some information. It was not that I would just sit and volunteer, oh, let me visit you. So whatever they invited me for must have been for a purpose, but I was not documenting it at all ...
Well, I cannot recall. I cannot recall. Even if it happened, I cannot recall.
Well, you should know the reason why the money was given to me. Just read it. Whatever money that is given to somebody, there must be a reason. You cannot just see somebody because he is handsome and say, "Let me give you some money" because of that. Read the ...
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