This is an appeal case originating from Mpanda district Court where the appellant stood charged with the offences of unlawful possession of government trophies and unlawful possession of firarms. The case before the trial court (district court) proceeded without adhering to the requirement of the law by filing a certificate of consent by the DPP to give powers to the court to hear and determine the case. Where in the absence of such certificate of consent the court entertained the case without jurisdiction. The High Court quashed the decision, set aside the sentence and ordered to release the appellant from jail.
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No. 39 of 2015
Unlawful possession of government trophies
Decision quashed, sentence set aside and order to release the appellant from jail.
Court cases cited
Elias Mbalaga v. Republic,  TLR. 426
Arms and Ammunitions Act, Cap. 223 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX