The Republic versus Miraji Hassan Mabokela and Rahma Miraji Hassan - No. 04 of 2011

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Arusha
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2013
Abstract

The accused jointly on the 30th March, 2011 at Osunyani Street Ngusero area within the municipality, District and region of Arusha were found in possession of three live cheetahs, the property of Tanzania government, without a valid licence from the authorized authority. During the trial, the accused persons alleged that the live cheetahs were found in one of the rooms in the house which they have rented. The room which the animals were found in a room which was not connected to the main house. The accused person denied knowing the owner of the cheetahs. The accused persons were not guilty with respect to count 1, 2 and 3. They were found guilty on count 4.

Language of document
English
Reference number
No 04 of 2011
Charges
(1) unlawful possession of the government trophies(2) unlawful dealing in trophies, (3) unlawful capture of animals, (4) failure to report possession of government trophies.
Species
Money value
TZS 15,802,500
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction of the fourth count, acquittal on the first, second and third count.
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1), (2), (3) acquittal and (4) each: 18 months imprisonment or fine of Tshs. 100,000.
Court cases cited
Mahubhai Hira vs. The Crown (1945) ZLR
Legislation cited
Wildlife Conservation Act, Cap. 283 R.E. 2002
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Source