On the night of the 5 breaking 6 April 2012, the accused persons were arrested in the Forest Management Unit N° 09-025, a protected area by elements of the conservation service. They were found in possession of trophies of protected animal species, including 4 Blue Duikers, 1 Bay duiker, 2 pangolins, 01 hunting gun and 13 ammunitions. The accused persons pleaded not guilty and claimed they only came to accompany the accused EYINGA Jean to poach protected species. Following interrogation and after establishing their offence reports, they were forwarded before the State Attorney of the Court of First Instance Kribi for prosecution
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Illegal hunting without permit, illegal detention of arms and ammunitions and illegal capture of protected animal species.
The court found ASSOUM Nanga and EDJO Edaman guilty of complicity in illegal hunting without a license, illegal detention of a hunting gun and ammunitions, and illegal capture of protected species. They were sentenced to six (6) months imprisonment term each, to pay 30.750 XAF for costs and 400.000XAF for civil damages awarded to the state of Cameroon through the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. EYINGA Jean Yves had no sentence.
Penal Code, secs. 74, 237
Law No. 94/01 of 20 January 1994 to lay down Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries regulations, secs. 26, 154, 155, 156