Jasper Philemon Mngwulwi versus the Republic - No. 56 of 2015

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

On 25th August, 2013 at about 01:00hrs at Mheza-Maore Village within Same District – Kilimanjaro region, the appellant was arrested for being in unlawful possession of the government trophy which is one “cheeter” skin worth Tshs. 7,942,900, the property of the government of the United Republic of Tanzania and without permit or license. He was charged at Same District court, was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to six years of imprisonment. Being dissatisfied with the decision of the District court he appealed to the High Court and produced three grounds of appeal. The appeal was heard while he was standing on his own with the Attorney General on the other hand. The appellant Jasper Philemon Mngwulwi was arrested and charged at Same District court for the offence of possessing government trophy. The case was heard and he was convicted and sentenced to six years imprisonment. Being dissatisfied with the decision of the District court he appealed to the High Court. The High Court allowed the appeal, quashed the decision of the District court and set aside the sentence.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 56 of 2015
Charges
Unlawful possession of the government trophies
Species
Money value
TZS 7,942,900
Transnational
No
Decision
Appeal allowed, decision quashed
Appealed
No
Penalty
-
Court cases cited
Nyerere Nyague vs Republic. Crim. App. No. 67/2010 (unreported)
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Source