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Singer Chameleone Troubles Worsen As Criminal Summons Are Issued For Him to Appear In Anti-corruption Court Over URA Case

Uganda’s Anti-corruption court has issued criminal summons to musician Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone over a case in which the Uganda Revenue Authority dragged him to court over possession of uncustomed goods.

According to documents seen by this publication, Chameleone is expected to appear at the Kololo based Anti-corruption Court on 30th July 2020 over the same.

“YOU ARE HEREBY commanded by the Uganda Government to appear in the Anti-corruption Court at Kololo on the 30th day of July 2020 at 9am or soon thereafter as the case can be heard,” the summons issued by Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Pamella Lamunu Ocaya.

Chameleone is required in court to answer charges of ‘being in possession of uncustomed goods C/s 200(d)(iii) of the East Africa Community Management Act 2004,” the summons add.

Uncustomed goods means dutiable goods on which the full duties due have not been paid and goods, whether dutiable or not, which are imported or in any way dealt with contrary to the customs laws.

According to the East Africa Community Management Act 2004, it an offence to remove goods from a customs area without payment of duty.

In April, Chameleone clashed with URA after the latter sent enforcement officers to demand documentation for his vehicle, a white V8 land cruiser.

The incident happened as he approached BBS TV to perform. It is not clear whether the case is connected to the April incident.

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