The Republic versus Fami Mohamed, Tano Moses and Omary Kindole - No. 05 of 2007

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The accused persons on the 4th July 2007 at about 23:00 hours in Kimande Village within rural district of Iringa were found in unlawful possession of government trophies in the form of 13 pieces of elephant tusks which weighed 68.7 kilograms in all. The accused persons pleaded not guilty. The second accused was found guilty whereas the first and third accused persons were found not guilty.

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No. 05 of 2007
Unlawful possession of government trophies
Money value
TZS 4,912,055
1 conviction/2 acquittals
Fine of Tshs. 1,200,000/= of five years imprisonment
Court cases cited
Abdallah Aziz v R [1991] TLR 71, CAT
Fares Lyimo & Another v R, (Unreported)
MT. 5959 PTE. Alphonce Mathias v R, Cr Appeal No. 127 of 1990 (Unreported)
Moses Charles Deo v Republic, [1987] TLR 134, CAT
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Evidence Act, Cap. 6 R.E. 2002
Criminal Procedure Act, Cap. 20 R.E. 2002
Wildlife Conservation Act, Cap. 283 R.E. 2002