Police has instituted investigations into the operations of Immigration and aviation police that could have facilitated the entry into Uganda, of an American national who was arrested with uniforms, weapons and ammunition belonging to the United States Army.
57-year-old Paul Mathias Rogers was arrested over the weekend from his home in Bwebajja, along Entebbe road following a tip-off from his estranged wife Lillian Kaitesi.
A subsequent search uncovered a number of US Army uniforms, guns, ammunition, and pepper spray among other military stores.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the weapons and other military equipment’s despite not being cleared to enter the country passed through Entebbe International Airport.
The police spokesperson Emilian Kayima says whoever in immigration and Aviation Police was supposed to detect these weapons but didn’t or allowed them to pass will have to answer.
The development follows a video recording in which Lillian Kaitesi accused Rogers of torture and added that police has been concealing information about him.
Based on the information, police opened a General Inquiry file through which he was arrested and his home searched.
While investigations into the illegal possession of military equipment are ongoing, police detectives have concluded the case file of alleged torture and mistreatment of the wife.
This is not the first time Paul Mathias Rogers is in trouble with the law in Uganda.
In March 2017, Aviation Police and Immigration officers at Entebbe Airport arrested him and confiscated a rifle which he is alleged to have brought into the country illegally.