Director of Public Prosecutions versus Yohana Peter Ngoira and Pelo S/O Moleiment Munga @Pelo - No. 331 of 2015

Territorial subdivision
Seat of court
Arusha
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2015
Abstract

The appellant was appealing against the decision of the High Court which ruled that the offence which the respondents were charged with was not an economic crime to be tried before the High Court and thus ordered that the matter to be remitted back to the trial court for necessary amendments of the charge and proceed with trial accordingly. The High Court judge erred in law by holding that possession of government trophy contrary to section 86 (1) and (2) (b) of the Wildlife Conservation Act, No. 5 of 2009 was not an economic crime.

Language of document
Reference number
No. 331 of 2015
Charges
Unlawful possession of government trophy
Money value
TZS 29,925,170
Transnational
No
Decision
Appeal allowed, case remitted to the High Court
Appealed
No
Penalty
-
Court cases cited
Rhobi Marwa Mgare & Others v. R., Criminal Appeal No. 192 of 2005 (Unreported)
Magoiga Mnanka v. R, Criminal Appeal No. 105 of 1988 (Mwanza) (unreported)
Cretus Sambi @ Kimbwenga and Geofrey Chazya v. R., Criminal Appeal No.270 of 2010
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
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