The Anti Corruption Court has summoned Ugandan singer Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone over reports that he smuggled a car into Uganda. The singer is wanted in the Kololo based court where he is to answer charges rated to importing uncustomised goods over his vehicle he acquired from South Sudan.
Pamella Ocaya Lumunu the chief magistrate in the summons sent to the singer is accused of being in possession of a South Sundanese car, a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 model GRJ 200) reportedly got from a South Sudanese businesswoman Achai Wiir.
“Whereas your attendance is necessary to answer to the charges of being in possession of uncustomed goods, you are hereby commanded by the Uganda government to appear in the Anti-Corruption Court at Kololo on the 30th July 2020 at 9:00am,” read part of the summons.
Chameleons was intercepted and the car towed away in Mwngo as he went to perform for the Kabaka during the Easter Period in an operation that was headed by the Uganda Revenue Authority Enforcement Team.
URA claim that the singer didn’t pay Import duty yet he was aware that his car was not being shipped into the country for the first time. When the Leone Island Boss was intercepted he failed to produce documentation when required contrary to Section 204 (b) of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004.