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Some of military equipment recovered by Police at the home of a US national (Paul Mathias Rogers) in Bwebajja on Entebbe Road on Saturday. Courtesy Photo

Police Arrest US National over Possession of Illegal Military Equipment

During the search at his home located in Bwebajja Mawani Zone on Entebbe Road, police recovered a number of military equipment that include US army uniforms, 153 knives, boxes of ammunition, body armors among others.
posted onFebruary 10, 2018
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By Abraham Kizza

Police in Kampala have arrested an American national over possession of illegal military equipment and domestic violence.

“Following more revelations made by Keitesi (the wife) about the existence of dangerous weapons and other illegal government stores at his home, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP. Mwesigwa Frank ordered for an inquiry into the claims which led to the immediate arrest of the 57 year old US national identified as Paul Mathias Rogers and search at his residential house,” says a statement from Kampala Metropolitan Police on Saturday.

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An American, Paul Mathias Rogers with Lillian Keitesi (wife) and their child during  happy moments some time back. Courtesy Photo

During the search at his home located in Bwebajja Mawani Zone on Entebbe Road, police recovered a number of military equipment that include US army uniforms, 153 knives, boxes of ammunition, body armors among others.

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Government stores recovered. Courtesy Photo.

“A GEF file 001/2018 has since been opened to ascertain circumstances surrounding his possession of these military equipment,” the statement adds.

Police are also working with Immigration officers on another case against the suspect after he was found with expired passports.

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Some of weapons recovered from his home. Courtesy Photo.

Uganda's Aviation Police at Entebbe International  Airport in March 2017 also retrieved and confiscated a Pistol, weapon cleaning equipment, 5 magazines and 100 rounds of ammunition from Rogers.

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Equipment confiscated from Rogers last year at Entebbe International Airport. Courtesy Photo.

Meanwhile, Emilian Kayima, Police Spokesperson  says that Police have concluded investigations in a case where this American committed domestic violence and mistreated his wife Lillian Keitesi.

"The case file has been sanctioned by the Resident State Attorney and the suspect will be produced in court soon," Kayima said.

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