The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs NGUOINGUE Marcel and OUME Jean

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

On the 4 December 2016, the conservation service of the Lobeke National Park and the gendarmerie of Moloundou organized an anti-poaching patrol. During the patrol, the accused, persons NGUOINGUE Marcel and OUME Jean were arrested, with a hunting gun and ammunitions, 04 smoked Blue duikers, 6 bush pig legs and 4 fully smoked Mantled Guerezas. During interrogation, the accused NGUOINGUE Marcel acknowledged committing the offence. They were charged with the illegal killing of protected animal species and illegal detention of a hunting arm & ammunitions. Based on this, they was transmitted before the Court of First Instance Yokadouma together with the seized items as exhibits for prosecution.

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 062/COR
Charges
Illegal killing of protected animal species, hunting without license or permit, illegal detention of a hunting gun & ammunitions and Complicity
Species
Blue duiker, Bush pig, Guereza
Money value
Unknown
Transnational
No
Decision
Ngouingue Marcel was found guilty of illegal killing of protected animal species, hunting without license or permit, and the illegal detention of a hunting gun and ammunitions. Oume Jean was found guilty of complicity. Ngouingue and Oume were sentenced to one (1) year and six (6) months fixed term imprisonment respectively, Ngouingue Marcel to pay 100.000 XAF as fines, and to both pay 330.000 XAF as civil damages to the state of Cameroon represented by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
Appealed
No
Legislation cited
Penal Code, secs. 74, 97, 237
Law No. 94-01 of 20th January 1994 to lay down forestry, fisheries and wildlife regulations, secs. 101, 155, 158