On 5/10/2012 at 17 hours when park rangers at Grummet area within SENAPA were on patrol, they saw a person hidden in the bush and successfully arrested him, they found him having two knives and a snare, four pieces of dried meat of the wildebeest, and one skin of the zebra. He was then taken to Mugumu police station.
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 The charges were withdrawn under section 91(1) of the Criminal Procedure Act.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.
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.
It was alleged by the prosecution that on 30/07/1996 in the village of Lutukila, within the District of Songea the appellant was found with unlawful possession of government trophies. They were later on prosecuted before the District Court of Songea. Prosecution procured about five (5) witnesses to testify the allegations.
The appellants were arrested following information that they were in possession of buffalo meat. The appellants disputed any knowledge about the meat affirming they had no license for hunting. They were found in the house where the meat was because they took rest for the night.