The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs. NLEME Jean

Country
Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Kribi
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2009
Abstract

NLEME Jean was arrested in the Campo Ma'an National Park by elements of the conservation service of the said park in a cabin fitted out for hunting purposes. He was found in possession of a bay duiker and a monkey. In addition to these protected animal species seized, he was found with 08 12-caliber ammunitions, 01 machete, 02 pairs of torch batteries, 02 gas lighters and a knife. He refuted orders from officials in charge of control and attempted escape. During interrogations, he denied committing the offence and pleaded not guilty. At the close of interrogations, he was transmitted before the State Attorney for prosecution.

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 345/COR
Charges
Illegal detention of a hunting gun and ammunitions, illegal hunting, illegal killing and capture of protected animal species, illegal hunting within a prohibited hunting zone, resistance and escape.
Species
Bay duiker, Monkey
Transnational
No
Decision
NLEME Jean was found not guilty of resistance and escape and was acquitted for that offence. He was found guilty of illegal detention of a hunting gun and ammunitions, illegal hunting, illegal killing and capture of protected animal species, illegal hunting within a protected area.
Appealed
No
Penalty
He was sentenced to pay 50.000 XAF for fines, 44.310 XAF for costs and 100.000 XAF as civil damages to the state of Cameroon through the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.