This is an appeal case originating from Mpanda District Court at Mpanda. Before the District Court at Mpanda, the appellant and three others were charged for the offence of unlawful possession of government trophies and unlawful possession of weapon and ammunition.
The Republic versus Bahati S/O Michael Ngiriama and Juma S/O Ally Patric @ Kalumanzila - No. 03 of 2014
Sometimes between June 2009 and 18th August, 2014 in different occasions (at Ruaha National parks in Iringa Region and Madibira within Mbarali District in Mbeya Region) alleged to bought, accepted, transported and hunted unlawfully government trophies property of United Republic of Tanzania.
On 30th November, 2015 at Tunduma area, within Momba District in Mbeya Region accused person was found in unlawful possession of government trophy. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. The accused was convicted.
The appellants were jointly arraigned in the District Court of Nachingwea at Nachingwea on a charge of unlawful possession of government trophies. Both were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for twenty (20) years. Aggrieved with the decision, they both preferred appeals to the High Court of Tanzania at Mtwara.
On about 16th day of June 2009 at Manyara ranch area, Makuyuni village within Monduli District in Arusha region, the accused was found in unlawful possession of one elephant tusk property of the Government of Tanzania. The accused was found guilty and was therefore convicted.
The Republic versus Hamisi Juma Ramadhani, Husen Juma Bakari and Hilali Jafalo Omary - No. 17 of 2015
The accused persons on 19 May 2014 at Artha Village in Kondoa District in Dodoma Region were found in possession of two elephant tusks weighing 43 kilograms. On 10 June 2014 the third accused sent an amount of Tshs. 6,000,000/= to first accused to facilitate procurement of the elephant tusks.
It is alleged that the accused persons on diverse dates between 1 January 2002 and 13 June 2014 at diverse places within Dodoma Region, jointly and together transported and sold 18 elephant tusks without license. The charges were withdrawn under section 91(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act.
It was alleged that the accused persons on 29 August 2014 at Mpola Village in Manyoni District in Singida Region were found in possession of eight pieces of elephant tusks and were dealing in them. The first and third accused persons were found guilty whereas the second accused was found not guilty.
Accused was arrested at Mihanda Village in Mikumi Ward within Kilosa District on allegations of been in possession of the Government trophies contrary to the provisions of the law. He was charged at Kilosa District court. He was found in possession of the Government trophy to wit 10 pieces of the elephant meat valued at Tshs.