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The Republic versus Festo Stambuli - No. 01 of 2010

2010

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. The prosecution alleged that on the material day the police received information that at Meserani bus station there was a person who had boxes with foul smell. The police went there and found the accused with boxes which contained government trophies. The accused was arrested, taken to the police but later escaped. The case was conducted under section 226 of the Criminal Procedure Act whereas prosecution produced four witnesses. The accused was found guilty and convicted.

The Republic versus Miraji Hassan Mabokela and Rahma Miraji Hassan - No. 04 of 2011

2013

The accused jointly on the 30th March, 2011 at Osunyani Street Ngusero area within the municipality, District and region of Arusha were found in possession of three live cheetahs, the property of Tanzania government, without a valid licence from the authorized authority. During the trial, the accused persons alleged that the live cheetahs were found in one of the rooms in the house which they have rented. The room which the animals were found in a room which was not connected to the main house. The accused person denied knowing the owner of the cheetahs. The accused persons were not guilty with respect to count 1, 2 and 3. They were found guilty on count 4.

The Republic versus Kisali Isaya - No. 08 of 2008

2010

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. In the process of apprehending them, two suspects escaped while accused was arrested. After being taken to court, the accused jumped bail and the case proceeded under s. 226 of the Act. The accused was found guilty and convicted.

The Republic versus Alois Yeusebi - No. 03 of 2013

2015

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.

The Republic versus Alfonce Misanga - No. 06 of 2012

2012

On 31st March 2012 at Ilmolok Village, Longido District of Arusha region the accused was found in possession of Grant gazelle carcass. On the material day, 2 game reserve officers saw the accused saw the accused person carrying a sulphate bag. Upon being stopped, the accused started to run and the bag fell down. He was apprehended and returned to where the bag fell. When accused was asked about the content of the bag he claimed that the bag contained potatoes. When the bag was opened Grant gazelle carcass was found in it. Since the accused did not have any authorize document for possessing the meat he was taken to the Olmorok Police Station and in the following day he was taken to Anti-Poaching Office in Arusha. At the Anti Poaching Unit office, the meat was identified as that of Grant gazelle and valuation report issued. During trial the accused person maintained that he was carrying potatoes and not gazelle meat. He further acclaim that the prosecution failed to tender the said meat as evidence. He was acquitted.

The Republic versus Nicodemus Sulumo - No. 13 of 2008

2008

On and about the 6th May 2008, at Emboreti area within Simanjiro District in Manyara region the accused person was found in possession of a Grant gazelle meat by the Anti-Poaching Unit during routine patrol. The accused person was riding a bicycle with a bucket on it. Upon being stopped, the Unit found gazelle meat in the bucket. However, the accused person claimed that the bucket contained goat meat that he obtained from his uncle. A ten cell leader of the area was informed and later the accused was taken to the Anti-Poaching Unit office in Arusha for further legal actions. During trial the accused retracted the confession statement given before the Anti-Poaching Unit alleging that it was obtained by force. Further, the accused person denied possession of the Government Trophy and insisted that it was a goat meat. The accused was acquitted.

The Republic versus Iddy Laurent Watae and two others - No. 17 of 2011

2014

The accused and two others on and about 11st December 2011 at Mererani within Simanjiro District in Manyara region were found in possession of government trophies valued at Tshs. 9,024,000/= without a valid license from authorized authority. It was the prosecution case that on the material day, the Anti-Poaching Unit received a tip from an informer that the accused persons were in the first accused house with wild meat. The Unit contacted the 10 x 10 cell leader where the accused house is located and went to search the house. Upon arriving in the house, the Unit found all three accused persons with zebra meat. On searching the house, two impala legs and horn of Grant gazelle were found. The accused persons were arrested, taken to Police station for interrogation then to the Anti-Poaching Office in Arusha. The accused persons were found not guilty of the offences charged.

The Republic versus Jeremiah Otumi @ Magelo and another - No. 22 of 2013

2013

The Anti-Poaching Unit received information from their informer that there is a business if elephants tusk about to happen in Arusha-Njiro area. Posing as buyers, the Unit contacted the seller about the possibility of buying the tusks. The sellers fell into a trap and showed the unit the tusks. The accused persons, Jeremiah Magelo and Yohana Duka were arrested by the Anti-Poaching Unit. There were convicted.