Page 1971, line 15:
"Q. Sir, did he indicate any attacks were planned?
A. No. He said I should be based in Sierra Leone with Sam
"He said he had planned with the boss, who is Charles Taylor, who had given him the instruction to send me to Sierra Leone."
And then he goes on to describe various individuals. Now, let's pick up the account at page 1979 please, line 16:
"Q. And after you went back to your house, did you get
called back again?
Q. Tell us what happened next.
A. Marzah, Sampson, Jungle, they came with the pick-up, a
Toyota Land Cruiser pick-up, a green one. They said Chief
Benjamin Yeaten said I should go. When I went, he said I
should prepare to go to Sierra Leone. Then I said, 'No
problem.' Then I went and told my wife that I would be
leaving to go to Sierra Leone. Then I was issued with one
AK-47 and one silent weapon pistol which contained eight
rounds. It contained eight rounds. I was issued with 10
boxes of ammunition to move to Sierra Leone.
Q. Sir, where did you get the pistol, the AK-47, and these
boxes of ammunition?
A. They were issued to me by Chief Benjamin Yeaten, the SS
director, at his house.
Q. Did he give you anything else besides the weapons and
A. And one Yaesu radio for communication and three
bodyguards. They were all issued rifles."
And then he goes on to describe what a Yaesu radio is.
"Q. Now you also mentioned boxes of ammunition. When you
say a box of ammunition, can you describe what you mean?"
He then goes on to describe the wooden box and the sardine tins inside, and that continues over the page.
Page 1982, line 8:
"A. I was given three bodyguards.
Q. Were these people that you knew before?
A. No, sir. They were Liberians.
Q. Do you know if they belonged to any fighting faction or
A. They belong to the former NPFL."
"A. I was given escort by Marzah, Sampson and Jungle, and
one bodyguard of Musa Cisse, and one other driver who was
called Yellowman and the three bodyguards. We started
moving towards Lofa County. When we got there, we got to
Voinjama. We met the police commander in charge of
Lofa County who was called Colonel Toma, and then he
informed us that Sam Bockarie is on his way coming, so we
should stay. We were to remain in Voinjama in his house,
and then we waited there and Sam Bockarie came. Then
Marzah, Sampson and Jungle, the car that we drove on, Sam
Bockarie and SB Rogers, Eddie Kanneh and his bodyguard,
Foday and Rashid, they used that vehicle. The vehicle that
Sam Bockarie drove on - Sam Bockarie - and they later
called him on the Yaesu area from the RUF-controlled area
that Issa Sesay should come and meet me at Foya."
Now, the sequence is this, Mr Sesay, just so you understand what was being said by Abu Keita: Having been given that assignment by Benjamin Yeaten, he then leaves Monrovia armed and escorted by, amongst others, Marzah, Sampson and Jungle; they go to Voinjama where you meet them and escort them to Buedu. Did that happen?