The Republic versus Nyahiri Wansatu Cheche and two others - No. 92 of 2012

Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Serengeti
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2014
Abstract

On 11/09/2012 at 01:40 hours at Hingira area within SENAPA when park rangers were on patrol, they saw torch lights, they made follow up and surrounded the area and arrested the accused, they were in possession of one knife and three snares and two fresh legs, ribs and the head of a wildebeest. They were arrested taken to Machochwe’s rangers post then to Mugumu police station on the following day. The accused persons were convicted on the first and second counts and acquitted on the third count.

Language of document
Reference number
No. 92 of 2012
Charges
(1) unlawful entry into a national park, (2) unlawful possession of weapons in a national park, (3) unlawful possession of government trophies.
Species
Wildebeest
Money value
TZS 975,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Conviction on the first and second counts and acquitted on the third count.
Appealed
No
Penalty
(1) first count: each to pay Tshs 100,000/= or serve one year imprisonment in default, (2) second count: each to pay Tsh 200,000/= or serve two years imprisonment in default, (3) third count: acquittal.
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Source