On the 1st October 2014, elements of the conservation service of the divisional delegation of Ntem, South Region received reliable information about the illicit trafficking of wildlife products in the town. Following this information and together with the gendarmerie, they proceeded to arrest the accused ELLA Minko Pierre at Hotel Sispens. He was found in possession of 05 Chimpanzee skulls, 01 Gorilla skull and 01 Buffalo Cone. During interrogations, he admitted that he collected these products from several residents in Mindi-Mi-Oveng to resell at 20.000XAF for each skull and 8.000 XAF for the cone. At the end of interrogations, he was transmitted together with the seized items before the State Attorney for prosecution.
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No. 237/COR of 16 April 2015
Illegal killing or capturing of class A totally protected animal species during closed hunting periods.
The accused was found guilty as charged.
He was sentenced to pay 500.000 XAF for fines, 58.650 XAF for costs and 1,000,000 XAF as civil damages to the State of Cameroon through the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
Law No. 94/01 of 20 January 1994 to lay down forestry, wildlife and fisheries regulations