Some time at some point in 2001 Mr Ansumana was working as a special branch representative in Kono which is the name of the district and Koidu is the name of the town. At some point some officers from CID who were also in Kono at the time, they, together with Mr Ansumana, searched a facility known as RUF mining office at a place called Koakoyima. During that search this police party came across a number of documents and Mr Ansumana seized those documents and brought them to his office which was in Tankoro police station which is also, I understand, near Koidu which is in the Kono District.
Mr Ansumana then kept these documents with him in his office apparently in a rice bag for some time. He went through these documents and he realised that some of these were important and therefore in December of that year his boss, overall head of the special branch, one Mr Jalloh, visited Kono from Freetown. He discussed the documents with him or told him about the documents. Mr Jalloh on that visit was accompanied by his source manager, Mr George Cuffy, and Mr Jalloh instructed George Cuffy to take custody of the documents from Mr Ansumana. Mr Cuffy then brought these documents to Freetown with him around 2001, end of 2001, December 2001, and kept them in his custody until he was transferred from his post and replaced by Mr Ibrahim Bangura.
Mr Ibrahim Bangura again looked at the documents and when he was in the process of reviewing the documents another gentleman by the name of Mr Philip King happened to come by and when he learned of those documents he informed the Special Court about them. Mr Philip King was a consultant, a security consultant, who had been working as an advisor with the special branch and Sierra Leone police.
Mr Philip King met Mr Joe Poraj at the Special Court, or at some other location, and mentioned the existence of these documents and asked him if the Special Court would be interested in looking at them and Mr Joe Poraj-Wilczynski said that yes, and asked for the documents to be brought to the Special Court so they could be looked at and assessed.
With the permission of Mr Jalloh, the head of the special branch, Ibrahim Bangura took those documents and together with Philip King brought them to the Special Court where Philip King handed those documents to Mr Wilczynski. Mr Wilczynski, who is not part of the OTP, then contacted the deputy chief of the investigations in the OTP and handed him the documents. This apparently happened in early - well, this happened in early 2005, after which the OTP analysed these documents over a period of time and selected some documents which were then submitted to the evidence unit in August 2005 and we processed them and made them available for use by all the trial teams.
The balance documents, that is those documents which were not selected by the OTP at that time, were then returned to SLP and about a year later persons within the Office of the Prosecutor again requested that those other documents which had not been retained during the initial analysis be brought back to OTP, which happened. Then during a second review in the year 2006 the OTP selected further documents from that same original collection and submitted those documents to the evidence unit which I processed and marked with ERNs. Those documents have been submitted to me over a number of months in the year 2006.
So that is roughly the chronology of these documents which were seized in an RUF office in Kono District in 2001 and they were submitted to the OTP in 2005 and then again in 2006.