The appellant was stood charged with the offence of unlawful possession of government trophy c/s 170 (1) and (2) of the Wildlife Conservation Act. No. 12 of 1974 read together with para 15 of the 1st Schedule and section 59 (2) of the Economic and Organized Crimes Act No. 13 of 1992 of 1984 as amended by Act No. 3 of 1992.
The appellants were alleged to have been found in the Tarangire National Park in unlawful possession of three swala pala meat valued at Tshs 1,813,500/-, three did-dik meat valued at Tshs 1,162,500/- and three reedbuck meat valued at Tshs 2,092,500/- all valued at Tsh 5,068,500/- the property of Tanzania Government.
The accused was found in possession of one kilogram of giraffe meat after the authorities (the Police at Ruaha National Park) during patrol after receiving information from an informant that the accused was in such possession. He was found guilty.
On 14/03/2012 at 17:00 hours while on patrol at Rubanda area within SENAPA, they received information from a secret informant that, there was a person in the village (Machengere) selling wild animal’s meat. They were directed where to find that person, he was caught drying dik-dik’s meat. They arrested him and took him to Mugumu Police station.
On 11.01.2010 at Meserani Duka Bovu area within Monduli District in Arusha the accused was found in unlawful possession of six dik-dik meat values at USD 260, one impala meat valued at USD 170 and Tommy gazelle meat valued at USD 140 property of the Tanzania Government.
On 18th August 2008 at Londoiya village Arumeru District within Arusha region was found in unlawful possession of giraffe meat valued Tsh. 840,000/= the property of Tanzania government. On the material day, two game rangers while on duty found three people with plastic bag containing 50 kg of giraffe meat.
On 10th July 2014 at Marerani-Kilimahewa within Simanjiro District, Manyara region, the accused was found in unlawful possession of two impala meat valued at 780 USD equivalent to Tshs. 1,248,000/= and two dik-dik meat valued at 500 USD equivalent to Tshs. 800,000/= both being properties of Tanzania.
On 2nd May, 2009 at Mpimbwe-Usevya village within Mpanda District in Rukwa Region, the accused person was arraigned and found in unlawful possession of government trophies. A charge of unlawful possession was brought against the accused person before the court. The accused person was convicted.
On the 11th day of march 2015, during the city search, the house of the accused was searched. He was found in possession of one piece of Dik-dik horn and one piece of lizard skin. The case was dismissed under section 225(5) of the Criminal Procedure Act.