The Republic versus Athumani Nassoro and another - No. 04 of 2010

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

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.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No. 04 of 2010
Charges
(1) Unlawful possession of government trophy, (2) unlawful possession of firearm, (3) unlawful possession of ammunition.
Species
Money value
TZS 495,776
Transnational
No
Decision
Acquittal
Appealed
No
Court cases cited
David vs. R (1993) TLR 102
Legislation cited
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
Source