Continuing his evidence yesterday at the Special Court, the second accused who is also the witness in the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), Morris Kallon, denied allegations made by certain prosecution witnesses that he was the second-in-command in Kono in 1998 -1999.
The indictee said he had never been second in command to Superman, noting that the witness who gave that testimony had cooked up some grudge against him [Morris Kallon] because he was punished twice for going against jungle rules.
Denying the evidence of another prosecution witness that two soldiers were shot at by Morris Kallon because they failed to obtain information.
To this evidence, Morris Kallon told the court that he indeed shot at two SLAs because he met them burning civilians‘houses in Koidu town and that the men did not die but sustained injuries.
He added that Superman then sent a message to Mosquito that, “I had sabotaged them for failing to allow soldiers to burn the houses. And so I was summoned by Mosquito in Beude. I spent a night there and then he asked me to return the next day which I did. On our return, there were serious bombings by ECOMOG and so we had to retreat for Superman ground around the Guinea border.”
Another prosecution witness, TF1- 334, told the court that the relationship between the RUF and SLAs was because of Morris Kallon, since he shot at two SLAs but the witness denied it and told the court that the SLAs usually referred to them as ‘bush commanders’ and that the SLAs were professionals and RUF were not trained fighters.
Morris Kallon revealed to the court that in 1998 after Foday Sankoh had ordered Dennis Mingo to be disarmed, he was appointed as Battle Field Commander because field commanders were men with arms and so he was appointed by Sankoh to take over that position.
Trial continues today.