On 29th January, 2014 at Kawajense area within Mpanda District accused person was arraigned of unlawful possession of government trophies. Then brought before the court to answer the charge. The first accused was convicted and the second accused was acquitted.
On 1st January, 2016 the accused person was arrested and arraigned of unlawful possession of government trophies. Also was found with the consignment of elephant tusks. Charges were brought before the court against the accused person. The accused person was convicted.
According to the lower court records, the appellant stood charged with the offence of unlawful possession of government trophy. He was found guilty, convicted and sentenced to 10 years jail imprisonment. The High Court allowed the appeal, quashed the conviction and set aside the sentence.
On the material date, the appellant is alleged to be seen carrying a luggage by the patrol officer, when he was asked to stop he ran. He was chased and eventually caught, arrested and searched where he was found in possession of four pieces of dried meat.
The appellant aggrieved by the decision of the District Court of Monduli in Economic Crime Case No. 8 of 2009 lodged an appeal before the High Court. The case originated from Monduli District Court Criminal Case No. 8 of 2009.
On 18.07.2000, the Tarangire National Park rangers were informed that certain villagers of Sangaiwe, of whom the appellant was one, were in possession of government trophies. They laid information to the police and made a follow up at Sangaiwe. On arrival there, they contacted the village leadership.