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 accused person, on 11th December 2013 at Magubike Village within rural district of Iringa, was found in unlawful possession of government trophies in the form of bush buck skin. The accused person pleaded not guilty. Case withdrawn under section 91(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code and the accused is discharged.
The accused was found in possession of one kilogram of giraffe meat after the authorities (the Police at Ruaha National Park) during patrol after receiving information from an informant that the accused was in such possession. He was found guilty.
The appellant was convicted and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for first count and 10 years imprisonment for second count following an admission of guilty entered into during the preliminary hearing held immediately after the accused pleaded not guilty.
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.
On 15th June, 2011, the appellants were caught in Rwashagi area within SENAPA in possession of one carcass of a zebra together with one knife, one spear, one bush knife and a motor cycle. They were accused to have hunted the animal.
On 23/10/2013, the two accused persons were found in possession of one piece of lion skin at Kiroreri village within Bunda District. The accused were caught after the wildlife warden and police men that were on operation received information that there were two persons transferring government trophy and were using a motorbike.
The accused on 17 November 2014 at Lubilo Village in Mufindi District and Region of Iringa was allegedly found in possession of six pieces of skin of Abbott’s duiker. He charged with unlawful possession of government trophies. The accused was found not guilty and therefore acquitted.