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Court to hear Basajja petition on taxes
Publish Date: Jul 01, 2014
Court to hear Basajja petition on taxes
City businessman Hassan Bassajjabalaba
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By Edward Anyoli

The Constitutional Court will today hear a petition filed city businessman Hassan Bassajjabalaba and his brother Muzamiru Basajjabalaba challenging their prosecution over sh20b fraud case.


They are challenging their trial at the Anti- Corruption Court saying they were charged twice with the same offence.

They claim that the charges against them are frivolous because they do not indicate which tax law was breached.

The  two   brothers claim  that  charging  them with the  same  offence  in different  courts  is unconstitutional.

The two brothers are charged with conspiracy and uttering false documents arising from tax disputes of sh20b.

Hassan Bassajjabalaba is facing  a separate charge of forging judicial proceedings claiming to have entered a consent judgement with the Attorney General for payment of sh142,698,097,388 that was not subject to any taxes

It is also alleged that the two brothers between  2010 and 2011 in Kampala  district, conspired to prevent or defeat the execution or enforcement  of tax in respect of  taxes amounting to sh20,121,239,094 arising  from a compensation award by  the  Uganda Government to Haba Group Uganda  Ltd which they own.

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