Cayley asks questions about how long Teh has been in the Hague. Teh said he would never of heard about the Hague if not for this trial. Has been here 7 days waiting to give evidence. In preparing to give evidence, spent 1 1/2 days with Bangura. Can’t answer if Bangura took notes, doesn’t know. Cayley presses – was Bangura taking notes? W: Yes, saw him writing, but don’t know if he was taking notes on what I was saying.
Cayley reads from Teh’s first statement: At Burkina, met Mosquito who asked to join forces but I told him I was a pastor and man of god and could not join them. Mosquito said pray for us. On 27 Jan. 2004, said had nothing to add to that statement. Question: you didn’t mention in first statement that you wanted to be a Field Marshal in the RUF in January 2004?
W: I did make that statement. I took an oath and said this.
Def: Did you or did you not tell this to the Prosecutor?
W: I said it.
Def: Why didn’t you correct this when read it on 27 Jan 2004?
W: Mr. Lawyer, now I know it was something not in that statement but I know I said it. I testified under oath.
Def: You’ve had opportunity to check statement to see if accurate over 7 days, right?
W: Don’t know the laws of this Court. Thought what said to Special Court in SL was same as here.
Def: Did Bangura show you statements? W: Yes. Def: Did you read them? W: Read some, not all. Didn’t take it as important at the time. Could not read them all because only had time to meet for a day and a half.
Cayley continues to press on why Teh didn’t read prior statements.
W: I would never forget things inflicted on me.
Def: Today , you say you had 3 visits with Mosquito?
Def: But your first statement only refers to single visit with Mosquito. Reads from statement.
W: No. To walk from Superman Ground from Boedu was not an easy journey and I did that 3 times. Teh goes through three incidents.