Imam discovers his spouse is a man weeks after wedding
A Ugandan Imam has been suspended for unknowingly tying the nuptial knot with a fellow man, Daily Monitor reports.
Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District, turned into suspended as investigations into the shocking incident commenced.
According to local Kadhi Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, the flow to suspend the 27-year-antique is aimed at retaining the integrity of the faith.
A fortnight ago, Mutumba exchanged vows with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera after meeting on the Kyampisi mosque.
However, weeks into their union, the couple is mentioned not to have gotten intimate as the ‘bride’ claimed that she became on her period.
It’s throughout the waiting period that the Imam’s neighbour accused his newly wedded wife of leaping over a wall isolating their houses and stealing clothes and a television set.
The matter changed into pronounced to the police. According to the Kayunga District crook investigations officer, Isaac Mugera, Nabukeera become sporting a hijab and sandals whilst apprehended.
“It changed into while he changed into been searched with the aid of a girl officer that the suspect had stacked clothes within the bra to hoodwink that they had been breasts. On further search, we discovered that the suspect had male genitals,” said Mugera.
During interrogations, Nabukeera revealed that his actual name is Richard Tumushabe and that he duped Mutumba so as to get his money. He became charged with impersonation, robbery and acquiring goods with the aid of fake pretence.
Nuuru Nabukeera, Tumushabe’s alleged aunt, became also arrested and admitted that Mutumba had paid dowry including two goats, two baggage of sugar, a carton of salt and a Koran.
She claimed that she did no longer recognize her ‘niece’ was male as she were given to know him while he became already an adult.