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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Court to hear Basajja petition on taxes