The accused was arrested at Ituka areas within Mikumi National Park in while he was in possession of various species specified as government trophies to wit were elephant tusks and hippopotamus teeth. He was also found in possession of fish and of various weapons believed to be used in poaching activities. He was charged in Kilosa District court. The accused person was found guilty of all five counts he was charged with.
Seat of court
Date of opinion
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No. 03 of 2013
(1) unlawful possession of the government trophies, (2) unlawful possession of the government trophies, (3) unlawful entry into a National park, (4) unlawful capturing of fish into a national park, (5) unlawful possession of weapon
(1) First count: fine of Tshs. 48,584,700 or five years imprisonment in default, (2) second count: fine of Tshs. 4,855,290 of five years imprisonment in default, (3) third count: fine of Tshs. 10,000 or one year imprisonment in default, (4) fourth count: fine of Tshs. 100,000 or three years imprisonment in default, (5) fifth count: fine of Tshs. 20,000 or two years imprisonment in default.
Economic and Organised Crime Control Act, Cap. 200 R.E. 2002
National Parks Act, Cap. 282 R.E. 2002
Reference to FAOLEX