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.
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.
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.
On 12th November, 2012 the accused Saidi Salehe Makwawa and Mashaka Saidi were arrested at Kigenge Mbuyuni village, Kilosa District Morogoro region and were accused of unlawfully entering and hunting in a National Park having been found in possession of the government trophy which was impala meat. They were charged with four counts.
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.
Both three accused were arrested on 23rd August 2013 at Msimba Village within Kilosa District Morogoro region. They were found in possession of the Government trophy and were arrested and charged at Kilosa District Court.
The appellant is appealing against the decision of the high court which upheld the decision of the Resident Magistrate Court on the ground that the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions was not granted in terms of section 26(1) of the Economic and Organized Crime Control Act (CAP 200 R.E.
The three accused were caught in possession of what was alleged to be Thompson gazelle, on the contrary the accused states that they were found with goat meat and its skin. They were arrested and taken to court.