On the 02 February 2015, NDJONDJE NDEMBWE Augusrine & MAKOUTA MASSELA Martin were caught flagrante delicto in a hotel in Kribi with 31 Leatherback turtle shells in an attempt to traffic them. Upon their arrest, they were unable to present legal documents authorizing such activity. At the close of interrogations, they were transmitted before the State Attorney for prosecution.
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Illegal detention and circulation of trophies of totally protected animal species.
They were found guilty of illegal detention and circulation of trophies of totally protected animal species.
They were sentenced to pay 500.000 XAF each for fines, 110.750 XAF jointly for costs and 2.000.000 XAF as civil damages to the state of Cameroon through the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife.
Law No. 94-01 of 20th January 1994 to lay down forestry, fisheries and wildlife regulations, secs. 98, 101, 158
Penal Code, sec. 74