The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs AMPONG Simon

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

On the 16 April 2013, elements of the conservation service of the Boumba Bek National Park arrested the accused in the hunting zone of Libongo, of the Boumba Bek National Park in possession of freshly butchered totally protected animal species. This includes Chimpanzees, Gorillas and a deer. The accused admitted hunting and claimed that the meat of these species killed were destined for consumption. After interrogation he forwarded before the state attorney of the court of First Instance Yokadouma for prosecution.

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 121/COR
Charges
Illegal trespassing in a community forest, illegal detention and consumption of totally protected animal species, and illegal detention of hunting equipment in protected area, and absence of collection permit.
Species
Transnational
No
Decision
He was found guilty as charged and sentenced to pay 24.000XAF for costs and 150.000 XAF.
Appealed
No
Legislation cited
Penal Code, sec. 74
Law No 94-01 of 20th January 1994 to lay down forestry, fisheries and wildlife regulations