The Republic versus Arquemides Joao Mahanjane and Henriques Benedicto Assuba - No. 01 of 2015

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Kyela
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2015
Abstract

The accused persons were arrested at Kasumulu while crossing the border from Malawi to Tanzania. During their arrest they were found with unlawful possession of government trophy namely two rhino horns contrary to the penal laws of Tanzania. Thereafter were prosecuted before Kyela District Court. In the trial both of them pleaded guilty to the offence charged. Prosecution was then called to adduce evidence in support of the charge. Both accused were convicted.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 01 of 2015
Charges
Unlawful possession of government trophies
Money value
TZS 63,000,000
Transnational
Yes
Decision
Conviction
Appealed
No
Penalty
Eight (8) years imprisonment.
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Source