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The Republic versus Bahati S/O Michael Ngiriama and Juma S/O Ally Patric @ Kalumanzila - No. 03 of 2014


Sometimes between June 2009 and 18th August, 2014 in different occasions (at Ruaha National parks in Iringa Region and Madibira within Mbarali District in Mbeya Region) alleged to bought, accepted, transported and hunted unlawfully government trophies property of United Republic of Tanzania. They were also found with unlawful possession of the firearms. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. The accused persons were convicted on the third count (unlawful possession of firearms).

The Republic versus Emmanuel Andrea Chuwa and six others - No. 23 of 2000


On 24.11.2000, the Anti-Poaching Unit while in routine patrol heard a gun sound and responded immediately. Upon arriving at the crime scene, the Unit found the accused persons removing zebra skin they have killed using a riffle after shooting 22 rounds of ammunition. The accused persons were arrested. During trial, the prosecution tendered rifle ammunition, certificate of valuation, inventory of unclaimed properties short gun, a panga, an axe and hunting licence as exhibits. It transpired during trial that the accused license had already expired. All accused persons jumped bail. The accused was found guilty of the offences charged and sentenced in abstentia.

The Republic versus Kamran Ahmed, Hawa Hassan Mang’unyuka, Martin Mathew Kimath and Michael Odisha Mrutu - No. 04 of 2011


The accused persons were charged jointly and severally for contravening various provisions of the laws governing and regulating possession and disposition of the Government trophies. The main charge around this case was unlawful exportation of wild animals with total value of Tshs. 170,575,500. They all denied charges and the case went to a full hearing after determination of prima facie case against the accused. The first accused was found guilty and was therefore convicted but the second, third and fourth accused persons were acquitted.

The Republic versus Selemani Ally Magaga and others - No. 18 of 2012


Suleiman Ally and Rehani Magani were on 03/09/2015 at Mkuta within the Mvomero District in Morogoro Region were found in possession of Government trophies to wit fifty lug of buffalo meat valued Tshs 2,945,000 the property of the Government of United Republic of Tanzania without permit or license. Upon been charged the accused persons in this case Selemani Ally Mgaga and Rehani Magani were jointly and together charged with the offence of unlawful possession of Government trophies. The accused persons pleaded not guilty to charges. To prove their case prosecution side called three witnesses. First accused was found guilty and sentenced to pay Tshs 29,045,000 or fifteen years imprisonment while second accused was found not guilty and acquitted.

The Republic versus Osia Japhet Kiyasile - No. 03 of 2015


It was alleged that on the 16th day of June 2015 at Ruaha National Park within Iringa Region was found in an unlawful possession of an elephant tusk valued at USD 15,000 equivalent of Tshs. 33,090,000/= without a permit. He was also found wiith firearms (a rifle and a Mark 4) as well as ammunition. The case was discharged under section 91(6) of the Criminal Procedure Act,Cap 20, that is, the prosecution did not have desire to proceed with the case.

The Republic versus Alois Yeusebi - No. 03 of 2013


On 24th February 2013 at Amboseli Villaage within Simanjiro District in Manyara Region, the accused was found in unlawful possession of one carcass of lesser kudu, the property of the Tanzania government. The prosecution alleged that on the material day, game reserve officers received information that there was a camp set up for illegal hunting within the game controlled area. Game reserve officers ambushed the camp and arrested the accused with the government trophy and some items that are used for illegal hunting. On defence, the accused person alleged that he was arrested in his farmland. He further avers that items that were found during the arrest are used for charcoal production. The accused was found not guilty and acquitted.