The accused was arrested at Ituka areas within Mikumi National Park in while he was in possession of various species specified as government trophies to wit were elephant tusks and hippopotamus teeth. He was also found in possession of fish and of various weapons believed to be used in poaching activities.
The case originated from Mpanda District Court where the appellant was charged with the offence of unlawful possession of government trophies. He was charged under ordinarily criminal case. The High Court quashed the decision, set aside the sentence and ordered to release the appellant from jail.
On 21st day of December, 2011 at Kalovyo Inyonga within Mpanda district the accused was unlawful found with 3kg of hippopotamus meat valued at TSHS.2,700,000/= the property of the government of Tanzania. He was therefore charged with an economic crime and wildlife conservation. The accused was convicted.
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.
Sometimes on 13th April, 2007 at Kashaulili area within Mpanda District in Rukwa Region, the accused person was found in unlawful possession of 10 kg of hippopotamus meat valued 840,000/=, a horn of greater kudu valued Tshs. 1,600,000/= and one feather of porcupine valued tsh. 150,000/= the property of United Republic of Tanzania.
The appellant was found in a game reserve to be in possession of fire arm and meat of the animals named in the species sub section below without a valid permit. During trial he denied the facts as presented by the prosecution.
On 28th day of February 2002, the accused persons were arrested at Ilakala area Mikumi National Park within Kilosa District in Morogoro and were found in possession of government trophies to wit were 96 kilograms of hippopotamus meat valued at Tshs. 1,815,000 the property of the United Republic of Tanzania without permit or license.