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.
On 28th day of February 2002, the accused persons were arrested at Ilakala area Mikumi National Park within Kilosa District in Morogoro and were found in possession of government trophies to wit were 96 kilograms of hippopotamus meat valued at Tshs. 1,815,000 the property of the United Republic of Tanzania without permit or license.
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 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].
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 20th day of September, 2009 the accused person was found in unlawful possession of the killed animal known as Pongo (Bushbull) worth Tshs 800,000. Beside that, the accused person was found in unlawful possession of one Mizzle known as Gobore.
The accused person, on 11th December 2013 at Magubike Village within rural district of Iringa, was found in unlawful possession of government trophies in the form of bush buck skin. The accused person pleaded not guilty. Case withdrawn under section 91(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code and the accused is discharged.
The accused was found in possession of one kilogram of giraffe meat after the authorities (the Police at Ruaha National Park) during patrol after receiving information from an informant that the accused was in such possession. He was found guilty.
The appellant was convicted and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for first count and 10 years imprisonment for second count following an admission of guilty entered into during the preliminary hearing held immediately after the accused pleaded not guilty.