The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs NNA MINTYA Alain & NSEE Leonard

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

On the 27 April 2009, during a routine control at a checkpoint on the Djoum-Mintom road, the Djoum Forestry and Wildlife Control Post agents arrested NNA MINTYA Alain & NSEE Leonard flagrante delicto. They were transporting, three (3) blue Duiker, Bay Duiker parts, two (2) Black-Casqued Wattled Hornbill and two (2) monkeys. Upon their arrest, they confessed that the protected animals were brought to a poacher in AVEBE village. They also acknowledged not having any legal document authorizing this activity. After interrogations, they were transmitted to the State Attorney for prosecution, while the seized items were sold during a public auction.

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 96/COR
Charges
Illegal killing of protected animal species class B (blue Duiker, Bay Duiker, Black-Casqued Wattled Hornbill & Monkeys), violation of customary right, illegal detention of protected animal carcasses without a certificate of origin.
Transnational
No
Decision
The accused NNA MINTYA Alain & NSEE Leonard were found guilty of the illegal killing of protected animal species, violation of customary right and illegal detention of protected animal carcasses without a certificate of origin.
Appealed
No
Penalty
NNA MINTYA Alain & NSEE Leonard were sentenced to imprisonment term of one (1) year each and to pay 3,000,000 XAF for fines & 49,860 for costs.
Court cases cited
Law No. 94-01 of 20th January 1994 to lay down forestry, fisheries and wildlife regulations, secs, 78 (2), 98, 101, 154, 155
Penal Code, sec. 74