And the testimony continues in this way. Line 14, page 9446:
"Q. And in relation to the getting of arms and
ammunition, what happened in 1996?
A. Well, in 1996 we had serious pressure from the
Kamajors and it was almost at the point of collapsing, the
movement was almost at the point of collapsing. Well, at
that time we were able to get connection again with Liberia
because there was now peace in Liberia and so we had some
connection with Liberians again.
Q. And what was the result of the connection you had with
Liberia, when it comes to the getting of arms and
A. That was the time Foday Sankoh came from Abidjan and
met us in Kailahun. He gave some money to Sam Bockarie,
some dollars. At that time we had so much pressure. We
had materials to fight against the Kamajors, so he gave
some money to that man to try by whatever means for us to
get logistics to fight with."
And then he goes on to explain that the money was given to Sam Bockarie.
"Q. Do you know how much money was given to Sam Bockarie?
A. No, he did not disclose the total to us. He only said
the Pa had left some money for us to try and get
Now, is it right that in 1996, Sankoh gave some money to Bockarie after Sankoh came from Abidjan to purchase arms and ammunition?