Popart Emanuel versus the Republic - No. 200 of 2010

Territorial subdivision
Seat of court
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion

The appellant was found in the district of Songea to be in possession of 14 elephant tusks without a valid license following a hint provided by an informer that the appellant was going to transport the tusks. He was arrested and confessed to the charges. He was then tried and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. The appellant appealed against the decision of the trial court to the high court which summarily rejected the appeal. Being aggrieved by that decision he appealed to the Court of appeal on the following grounds: (1) the police officers searched the motor vehicle without search warrant and no receipt was issued and signed as mandated by section 38 (1) and (3) of the Criminal Procedure Act, Cap 20 R.E. 2002 and (2) the evidence of PW1, PW2 and PW4, who were police officers, should have not been relied upon as they came from one office. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.

Language of document
Reference number
No. 200 of 2010
Unlawful possession of government trophy
Money value
TZS 2,120,000
Appeal dismissed
Twenty years imprisonment
Court cases cited
Iddi Kondo V. R [2004] TRL 362
Issa Said Kumbukeni V.R [2006] TRL 227
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002