By Elite Reporter
Word coming in from our Moles at Leone Island indicate that popular singer Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone’s white Land Cruiser was on Easter Sunday impounded by Uganda Revenue Authorities (URA) operatives over allegations of evading taxes and driving a vehicle without number plates.
We have established that URA operatives cornered Chameleone at Mengo based BBS TV offices, where he had gone to perform for Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s Easter party, which coincided with his 65th birthday.
However, moment he parked the vehicle, URA operatives surrounded it and when he got out they asked him to produce tax clearance forms for Land Cruiser but he didn’t not have them.
Chameleone pleaded with the URA operatives to let him first fulfill Kabaka’s duties, after which he would drive to his home to get them the papers they wanted.
However, the URA operatives are said to have let Chameleone go on with the performance, although that didn’t stop them from clamping the vehicle.
By the time Chameleone returned to the parking lot there was no way he could away and instead had to mobilise for a lift from a Good Samaritan to drive him away from Mengo.
Our Sources at URA reveal that Chameleone has been driving the white Land Cruiser, which he drove from South Sudan to Uganda in early 2019, for over a year now without processing Ugandan number plates for it.
We are told the reason why Chameleone has since refused to process Ugandan number plates and all the necessary taxes for the vehicle is because the entire process will require him to cough not less than Shs200m, which he currently doesn’t have.
But instead of making partial payments or reaching an amicable understanding with URA, it is said that Chameleone has for a long time turned a deaf ear to constant reminders from the tax body about his obligations.
All efforts for URA operatives to physically reach Chameleone and serve him demand notices had been futile because of elusiveness until on Easter Sunday when one brave URA operatives ‘sacrificed’ his Easter holiday and managed to corner him.
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