Morning Session: Examination of Witness TF1-388, Jabati Jaward Continues

Thursday July 10, 2008: 9:30am: Court resumes and examination of witness TF1-388, Jabati Jaward Continues.

The witness continued his examination, led by prosecutor Mohamed Bangura. The witness made a brief recap of the issues he testified about yesterday. He spoke of the percel of diamonds that Sam Bockarie gave to Jungle from Liberia as well as explaining the duties of the Black Guard. The witness spoke about the delegates that went with Sankoh for peace talks to Abidjan and explained that when Sankoh was arrested in Nigeria, the other delegates were later arrested by Bockarie for planning to overthrow Sankoh. The witness spoke about Bockarie’s retreat to Buedu when ECOMOG revoved the AFRC from power and that he(the witness) later joined Bockarie there and was appointed store keeper at Bockarie’s house. He spoke about arms being kept in the stores in Buedu and Kundowahun and Bockarie’s visits to Liberia. The witness also mentioned names of Liberian commanders who escorted arms and ammunition to Buedu from Liberia. He was made to identify Bockarie’s house in Buedu in a photo.

Court adjourned for mid-morning break.