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Anti Corruption Court Pushes Summons Against Chameleon in Tax Evasion Case



The Anti-Corruption Court has moved criminal summons against musician Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone to October 2, 2020, at 9 am.

This comes after the legislator skipped court for the second time in a row prompting the state prosecutor Hilda Bakanansa to request the presiding Chief Magistrate Pamela Lamunu to extend criminal summons against him.

Chameleone who is also aspiring for Kampala capital city mayorship race was expected to appear before the court on Thursday to answer to charges of illegally possessing an uncustomed vehicle and evading taxes amounting to sh137m.

The Uganda Revenue Authority -URA says that Chameleone has never paid the import tax duty for the vehicle valued at sh137m.

Her worship Lamunu, therefore, ordered Chameleone to appear before the Anti-Corruption Court at Kololo on October 2for the hearing of the case.

Chameleone faces 2accounts of being in possession of unaccustomed goods and failure to produce documents when required to in line with the East African Community Customs Management Act of 2004.

The prosecution alleges that on April 12, this year, URA custom officials found Chameleone in possession of a vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser V8, model GRJ 200 registration number SSD499B along Wakaliga-Bulange Mengo.

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