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.
The appellants were found at Serengeti National Park without any written authorization. They were also armed with bows and arrows, knives, bush knives and trapping wires. It was also alleged by the prosecution that they were found in possession of government trophies.
On 2nd May, 2009 at Mpimbwe-Usevya village within Mpanda District in Rukwa Region, the accused person was arraigned and found in unlawful possession of government trophies. A charge of unlawful possession was brought against the accused person before the court. The accused person was convicted.
The appellant stood charged with the offence of unlawful possession of government trophy c/s 59 (2) of the Economic and Organized Crimes Control Act, Cap 200 R.E 2002 and section 67 (1) & 2 (b) of the Wildlife Conservation Act [Cap 283 R.E 2002].
On 24.11.2000, the Anti-Poaching Unit while in routine patrol heard a gun sound and responded immediately. Upon arriving at the crime scene, the Unit found the accused persons removing zebra skin they have killed using a riffle after shooting 22 rounds of ammunition. The accused persons were arrested.
On 25.09.2014 Manyara Park Rangers were patrolling at Kirurumo area Manyara National Park. While patrol, the rangers met the accused and suspected him to be carrying government trophy. When the accused was stopped and searched, they were found in unlawful possession of zebra meat. The accused was found guilty and was therefore convicted.
On 05/10/2010 at 18:00 hours at Warangi area within SENAPA when park rangers were on patrol, they saw people running from the bush. They chased them and managed to arrest one of them. They took him back to the bush that he was running from.
On 02/12/2012, the three accused person were arrested a Meza area within SENAPA and found in possession of weapons and government trophies, namely; 1 knife, two pangas, and five trapping wires, one leg of Zebra and one dry skin of Zebra. Then were taken to Mugumu police station.
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 5/07/2013, the dwelling house of the accused was searched upon information given to the police, she was found in possession of 16 pieces of dry meat of the wildebeest and 8 pieces of dry meat of zebra. She was arrested and taken to Mugumu police station. The case was withdrawn under section 98(8) of the Criminal Procedure Act.