Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will verify Robert Kyagulanyi’s vehicle on Monday to ascertain whether it is armoured as earlier alleged.
Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine was compelled to hand over the car after a court ruling.
In an April 8 letter to Mr Kyagulanyi, URA demanded that he presents the bullet-proof car on Friday.
The directive followed a recent ruling of the High Court in Kampala in which the judge dismissed Bobi Wine’s application that sought to block the said tax re-evaluation of his car.
“Further reference is made to our earlier communication to your client Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert to voluntarily deliver motor vehicle, Toyota Land Cruiser, UBJ 667F to URA for re-evaluation exercise. You subsequently, sued URA seeking orders to stop going ahead to re-verify the said motor vehicle and your application seeking the said orders was dismissed on the 6th April, 2021,” the URA letter reads in part.
In light of the court ruling, we reiterate our earlier request to present the said motor vehicle to URA Nakawa inland port for re-verification exercise in the presence of your appointed agent not later than Friday, 9th April, 2021 at 9 O’clock without fail.”The letter added.
On Tuesday this week, presiding judge, Emmanuel Baguma, in his ruling, stated that reassessment of Mr Kyagulanyi’s car by the tax body, would not cause him any irreparable injury that cannot be atoned in terms of damages.
“It is, therefore, my considered view that the applicant (Mr Kyagulanyi), has not adduced evidence to show that the recalling of the said vehicle for re-verification will cause him irreparable injury which cannot be compensated by award of damages,” Justice Baguma ruled.
“In the final result, this application is not a proper one to grant a temporary injunction. The application, therefore, fails and it’s hereby dismissed.” he added.
URA spokesperson Ian Rumanyika told this website that both parties have agreed that the car be inspected on Monday in presence of Kyagulanyi’s trusted representatives.