Tanzanian man gets 30 years jail term for possessing tusks


A Tanzanian court also ordered the convict to pay the government over 1.2bn/- being compensation for killing the elephants. The trial magistrate, Mr Chiganga Tengwa, said he was satisfied with the prosecution led by State Attorney Wankyo Simon for proving the case beyond reasonable doubts.


Mr Simon told the court that the crime was committed on January 1, this year, at Nsekwa Village in Mlele District. “The accused have indeed committed the crime and this court is giving a stern punishment to deter others from such malpractices.

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