The Public Prosecutor's Office and the Sangha Departmental Directorate of Water and Forests vs Messiong Jean MARIE, Zoa Alfred
Messiong Jean Marie was in possession of a hunting rifle of the 458 type with which he wanted to go big game hunting. Discouraged by the regular patrols of the rangers, he sold the gun to Meniamedel Jean Sylvain, a Gabonese living in Mazingo, who promised to give him the money within a short time.
The accused persons VOS Christopher and CHINGO Zachari were prosecuted before Court of First Instance, Djoum, for complicity, illegal detention of trophies of protected animal species and firearm. On the 22 November 2011, the court passed judgement.
On the 26 August 2006, the accused TCHATCHET Nicole was arrested flagrante delicto in the Bafoussam market in possession of two (02) leopard skins without any legal justification ( certificate of origin). During interrogation as well as before the State Attorney, she pleaded guilty and acknowledged committing the offence as reproached.
On the 24 June 2011, the accused persons SOH Berlin and ONANA Joseph were arrested flagrante delicto in Yokadouma by elements of the administration in charge of forestry and wildlife during a mobile anti-poaching patrol around the Lobeke national park.
On the 23 September 2013, the accused ZETOUBA Ange was arrested flagrante delicto at UFA N°10015 by ecoguards of the Boumba Bek National park. During interrogations and prosecution, the the accused pleaded not guilty and rebutted the facts. That the ecogardes arrested him while he was sleeping in his hut.
On the 22 December 2009, the accused YAKOUBOU ALIOUM was summoned before the court to respond to charges of violating the regulations on the exploitation of special forestry products. The accused did not appear before the court during hearing.