The Republic versus Bahati S/O Michael Ngiriama and Juma S/O Ally Patric @ Kalumanzila - No. 03 of 2014

Territorial subdivision
Seat of court
Mbeya
Court jurisdiction
Decision status
Date of opinion
2015
Abstract

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. They were also found with unlawful possession of the firearms. Then brought before the court to answer a charge. The accused persons were convicted on the third count (unlawful possession of firearms).

Language of document
Reference number
No. 03 of 2014
Charges
(1) unlawful dealing in trophies, (2) unlawful hunting of specified or scheduled animal, (3) unlawful possession of firearms
Species
Money value
TZS 341,100,000
Transnational
No
Decision
Acquittal on first and second counts, conviction on third count.
Penalty
(1) first count: acquittal, (2) second count: acquittal, (3) third count: to serve three (3) years imprisonment.
Court cases cited
Moses Charles Deo versus Republic 1987 TLR 134
Legislation cited
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
Arms and Ammunitions Act, Cap. 223 R.E. 2002