Nyuylime, L.P. (2004, March 23). Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary Threatened. Cameroon Tribune. [Online]. Available: http://allafrica.com/stories/200403230428.html [2004, March 23].
elephants; poacher; Cameroon; arrest; enforcement; sanctuary; government
Notorious elephant poacher jailed in Nguti for illegal hunting.
The dragnet of the Anti-poaching Committee of the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry and the wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently fell on Daniel Besong Nkwo alias Bokande for having the guts to hunt in the Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Court of First Instance in Nguti, Kupe-Muanenguba last March 11,
2004 sentenced him to two years Imprisonment and one million frs fine for illegally killing class A protected elephants in the said sanctuary.
Bokande was also found guilty of not being in possession of a Cameroonian Identity card on his arrest. For this, he was fined 50,000 frs or serve a prison term of six months. He was also asked to pay court costs for 100,000 frs or undergo a confinement of six months. The court however, found him not guilty on two counts: possession of illegal firearms and threat of life on WCS Project Director.
Although Daniel Besong (23) was well known in the area...