The State Attorney and the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife vs. NGOBA Lucie

Country
Territorial subdivision
Type of court
Seat of court
Abong Mbang
Court jurisdiction
Date of opinion
2020
Abstract

On the 9 April 2020, elements of the conservation service of the Divisional Delegation of Forestry and Wildlife of the Upper-Nyong Division received reliable information about ongoing pangolin scales trafficking in the town of Dimako. A team was mobilized to arrest the suspects and dismantle the trafficking network. Following this information, two (02) bags of giant pangolin scales were found in the residence of the accused, NGOBA Lucie. During interrogations, she pleaded guilty and acknowledged committing the offence as reproached. At the end of interrogations, she was transmitted together with the seized wildlife products before the State Attorney for prosecution.

Language of document
French
Reference number
No. 334/COR
Charges
Killing of totally protected class A animal species, and illegal collection of trophies of protected animal species.
Transnational
No
Decision
The accused was found guilty as charged.
Appealed
Yes
Penalty
NGOBA Lucie was arrested flagrante delicto in possession of two bags of pangolin scales. NGOBA Lucie pleaded guilty to the facts.
Legislation cited
Law No. 94/01 of January 20, 1994 to lay down forestry, wildlife and fisheries regulations