Mayanja faces two counts 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.
Musician Dr Jose Chameleon
The Anti-corruption court has issued a criminal summons
for music star Joseph Mayanja also known as Jose Chameleon, to answer to charges of failing to pay more
than 137 million Shillings in import duty.
The Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate,
Pamela Lamunu Ocaya issued the criminal summons on Tuesday requiring Mayanja to
appear before her on July 30 to answer the offences against him.
Mayanja faces two counts 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.
to the charge sheet signed by Simon Peter Ogwang, a customs officer with Uganda Revenue Authority, Mayanja was found in possession
of a South Sudanese vehicle registration number SSD 499B Toyota Land
Cruiser V8 Model along Wakaliga-Bulange Mengo on April 12 2020.
says they tasked Mayanja to avail the URA team
with documentation regarding the legal status of the vehicle in Uganda, which
he promised to bring in vain. URA notes that the artist has never paid the
import tax duty f vehicle for the vehicle valued at Shillings 137 million.
Trouble's for Mayanja started on Easter Sunday as he was
going to perform live at a local Television. URA intercepted him in Wakaliga to
provide the documentation for the vehicle in vain.
A video went viral on social
media showing the singer asking the tax officials to go and pick the documents
from his home. Mayanja couldn't be reached for a comment on the
charges against him.