The prosecution alleged that on 23rd March, 2012 at Kambi ya Fisi within city and region of Arusha, the accused was found in possession of one cheetah skin. According to the prosecution, the accused was in police lock up facing charges of breaking with intent to steal. The police decided to search his house in an attempt to recover some stolen items. During the search, a bag containing cheetah skin was found in the accused house. The accused denied to know the content of the bag and told the police that it belonged to a person who is visiting him. He gave the name and mobile phone number of the guest. The accused was found not guilty.
On 12th February, 2011 at Migazini Nsemlwa area within Mpanda District in Katavi Region the accused person was found in unlawful possession of government trophies. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. The accused was convicted.
The Applicant was charged with unlawful possession of government trophies at Mpanda District court. He prayed for bail under section 29(4) of the Economic and Organised Crime Control Act Cap 200 RE 2002. The High Court granted the bail.
Applicants charged with the offence of unlawful possession of government trophies of which case was filed in the Resident Magistrates Court of Katave, at Mpanda. The High Court allowed the appeal and granted the bail.
On 16 July, 2004 respondents were charged with offence of unlawfully possession of government trophies and made application for bail at Mpanda District Court and granted bail to them under the terms that they should deposit cash bond of Tsh. 6,000,000/=. The High Court allowed the appeal and quashed the decision of the trial court.
It was alleged that the accused person on 10 March 2015 Chanumba Village within Chamwino District was found in possession of honey badger skin, pangolin skin, cobra skin, python skin, hyena tail, “mangore” skin. The accused was found guilty.
On 25th August, 2013 at about 01:00hrs at Mheza-Maore Village within Same District – Kilimanjaro region, the appellant was arrested for being in unlawful possession of the government trophy which is one “cheeter” skin worth Tshs. 7,942,900, the property of the government of the United Republic of Tanzania and without permit or license. He was charged at Same District court, was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to six years of imprisonment. Being dissatisfied with the decision of the District court he appealed to the High Court and produced three grounds of appeal. The appeal was heard while he was standing on his own with the Attorney General on the other hand. The appellant Jasper Philemon Mngwulwi was arrested and charged at Same District court for the offence of possessing government trophy. The case was heard and he was convicted and sentenced to six years imprisonment. Being dissatisfied with the decision of the District court he appealed to the High Court. The High Court allowed the appeal, quashed the decision of the District court and set aside the sentence.
On 13th December, 2012 at Kishisha Village, Siha District at Kilimanjaro region, the accused was arrested by the Kinapa Park rangers on allegations of possessing government trophy which was hyrax. This was contrary to the Wildlife Conservation Act, No. 05 of 2009. He was charged for the first time at Hai District Court on 24th January, 2013. The accused was found guilty.
On 24th March, 2013 at about 11:00hrs the accused was arrested at Kidodi Village in Kilosa District Morogoro region having been found in possession of the government trophies to wit were five elephant tusks. The pieces of tusks were valued collectively Tshs. 48,000,000/=. The accused person was found guilty.
On 7th April 2012 the accused persons Ezekiel Elisha Chuma and two others were arrested with allegations of being involved in dealing with government trophies by buying and selling elephants tusks and also found in possession of the same trophies without license of permit. They were all found not guilty.