Sir, I would like to read to you from some of the testimony from Charles Taylor, transcript from 3 August 2009, page 25785. This is in relation to your mission to go purchase arms and ammunition from ECOMOG in Monrovia in 1996. I want to put to you some of Charles Taylor's testimony. So on page 25785, line 4, Mr Taylor was asked:
"Q. How do you know that ECOMOG did that?
A. Well, we knew ECOMOG very well. We knew. We bought
weapons from ECOMOG while we were fighting."
Then if we could have the transcript for 26 November 2009, page 32628. Beginning to read from line 17, Mr Taylor said:
"Mr Koumjian, I only want to deal with the statement I made
before this Court. I have not bribed any ECOMOG officer.
I bought ammunition from them."
Then he was asked a question about that and he answered:
"Well maybe they did not consider selling arms and
ammunition illegally based on their own chain of command,
because if you're an officer in the field and you sell
ammunition, that must be accounted for and some superior
doesn't ask you. Maybe it was a programme.
Q. In fact, Mr Taylor, you told us that you bought
ammunition from one unit to use and fight against and
presumably try and kill other units from ECOMOG, correct?
A. Well, I said I bought ammunition from them, yes, and
that ammunition was used to fight ECOMOG."
Sir, the man that was sent - your contact sent to arrange the purchase of arms and ammunition from ECOMOG, Saye Boayou, did he tell you he had previous experience working with the NPFL in purchasing arms and ammunition from ECOMOG?