The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs MBARGA Robert

Country
Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Djoum
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2016
Abstract

In September 2015, MBARGA Robert Set traps in the forest that caught one Leopard. He ate the flesh and removed the skin and the skull to sell. He was arrested by the police. Upon arrest, he didn’t have a National Identity Card. After interrogations, he and the seized items, were all transmitted to the State Attorney for prosecution

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 8/COR
Charges
Illegal killing of protected animal species of class A (Grey-cheeked mangabey, Bay Duiker), illegal hunting of protected animals during periods where hunting was closed, illegal detention and circulation within the national territory and without a certificate of origin of animals carcasses and resistance .
Transnational
No
Decision
The accused MANGA Clotaire was found guilty of the illegal killing of protected animal species of class B (Grey-Cheeked Mangabey , Bay Duiker), illegal hunting of protected animals during periods where hunting was closed, illegal detention and circulation within the national territory and without a certificate of origin of animals carcasses and resistance. MANGA Clotaire was sentenced to suspended imprisonment terms of one (1) year within three (3) years, to pay 36,975 XAF for costs and 455,000 XAF as damages to the State of Cameroon represented by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
Appealed
No
Penalty
MANGA Clotaire was sentenced to suspended imprisonment terms of one (1) year within three (3) years, to pay 36,975 XAF for costs and 455,000 XAF as damages to the State of Cameroon represented by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
Legislation cited
Law No. 94-01 of 20th January 1994 to lay down forestry, fisheries and wildlife regulations, secs. 78, 97, 101, 150. 158
Law No. 90/042 of 19 December 1990, related to National Identity Card
Penal Code, sec. 74