Sometimes between June 2009 and 18th August, 2014 in different occasions (at Ruaha National parks in Iringa Region and Madibira within Mbarali District in Mbeya Region) alleged to bought, accepted, transported and hunted unlawfully government trophies property of United Republic of Tanzania. They were also found with unlawful possession of the firearms. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. The accused persons were convicted on the third count (unlawful possession of firearms).
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No. 03 of 2014
(1) unlawful dealing in trophies, (2) unlawful hunting of specified or scheduled animal, (3) unlawful possession of firearms
Acquittal on first and second counts, conviction on third count.
(1) first count: acquittal, (2) second count: acquittal, (3) third count: to serve three (3) years imprisonment.
Court cases cited
Moses Charles Deo versus Republic 1987 TLR 134
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Arms and Ammunitions Act, Cap. 223 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX
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