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 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.
On 08/10/2010 at 15:00 while SENAPA park rangers were on patrol at Sonzo area within the park, they saw a people hidden in the bush, they surrounded them and managed to arrest one of them, he was in possession of one machete, 3 animal trapping wires, one dry skin of reedbuck, one dry skin of impala and three pieces dry meat of wildebeests.
On 17/05/2010 at 17:00 hours when SENAPA park rangers were on patrol at Borongoja area within SENAPA, they heard voices of people talking in the bush, they surrounded the bush and found three people seated under a tree in possession of local weapons namely, one panga, one knife, one machete, one bow, eight arrows and six snares, and two pieces o
On 27/07/2013, the two accused were caught around korongo la Tinitin area within SENAPA, they were in possession of one machete and one impala. They were arrested and taken to Mugumu Police station. The charges were withdrawn under section 98(9) of the Criminal Procedure Act.
On 21/03/2010 at 15:00 hours, the park rangers were on patrol at Mti Mmoja area within Serengeti National Park. They saw carnivores birds (Tai) surrounding and roaming around a certain bush, they though a wild animal had died on that area so they made a follow up. When they reached the area they saw people in the bush.
While park rangers of SENAPA were on patrol around Korongo la Urembo area on 20/10/2013 at 13:30 hours, they saw people hidden in the bush, they surrounded the bush and successfully arrested them, they were also caught in possession of one dry skin of wildebeest, one dry skin of impala, one machete, one bow, one spear, two knives, 4 arrows, and
On 11.01.2010 at Meserani Duka Bovu area within Monduli District in Arusha the accused was found in unlawful possession of six dik-dik meat values at USD 260, one impala meat valued at USD 170 and Tommy gazelle meat valued at USD 140 property of the Tanzania Government.
The accused and two others on and about 11st December 2011 at Mererani within Simanjiro District in Manyara region were found in possession of government trophies valued at Tshs. 9,024,000/= without a valid license from authorized authority.
On 10th July 2014 at Marerani-Kilimahewa within Simanjiro District, Manyara region, the accused was found in unlawful possession of two impala meat valued at 780 USD equivalent to Tshs. 1,248,000/= and two dik-dik meat valued at 500 USD equivalent to Tshs. 800,000/= both being properties of Tanzania.