The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs. MINTCHA OKONO Benoit

Country
Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Kribi
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2017
Abstract

On the 21st August 2017, MINTCHA OKONO Benoit was arrested by elements of the conservation service of the Campo Ma'an National Park. He was found in possession of seven rats, a bay duiker and porcupine meat and did not have his national identity card at the time of the arrest. He admitted killing these animals during a hunting party. The meat seized was sold by public auction and the proceeds deposited at the national treasury. During interrogations, he acknowledged committing the offence and pleaded guilty as charged. At the close of interrogations, he was transmitted before the State Attorney for prosecution.

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 382/COR
Charges
Illegal circulation within a protected area and illegal killing or capture of protected animal species in a prohibited hunting zone.
Transnational
No
Decision
He was found guilty of illegal circulation within a protected area and illegal killing or capture of protected animal species in a prohibited hunting zone.
Appealed
No
Penalty
He was sentenced to one (01) month fixed term imprisonment, to pay 30.750 XAF for costs and 300.000 XAF as civil damages to the state of Cameroon through 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. 154, 155
Penal Code, sec. 74