The accused were jointly found in possession of buffalo meat and fourteen (14) ammunitions without a permit. During their charges they both pleaded not guilty. As a demand of the law the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) consented and issued certificates of the order for trial of this case as an Economic Crime Case, hence both accused persons were charged in court as per the requirement under the EOCCCA. Prosecutor managed to bring to court two witnesses who testified to substantiate the charges as they were and these were Festo Lyamuya and Hamis Abdallah Mwinyikombo. The accused persons were not found guilty as charged and were acquitted accordingly.
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No. 04 of 2010
(1) Unlawful possession of government trophy, (2) unlawful possession of firearm, (3) unlawful possession of ammunition.
Court cases cited
David vs. R (1993) TLR 102
Wildlife Conservation Act, Cap. 283 R.E. 2002
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Arms and Ammunitions Act, Cap. 223 R.E. 2002