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 25th day of 2013, accused was found in possession of the Government trophy and was charged for being in possession of the Government trophies contrary to section 86 (1) and (2) (b) of the Wildlife Conservation Act, No. 5 of 2009 read together with section 14(d) of the Economic and Organized Crime Control Act [Cap 200 R.E 2002].
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.
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.
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.