KAMPALA: World of an Imam from Uganda turned upside down after he discovered that his newly-wedded wife was actually a man.
27-year-old Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masigid Noor mosque in Kayunga Sub-County, Kayunga District reportedly tied the knot with his ‘wife’ Ms Swabullah Nabukeera, in a traditional nikah ceremony two weeks back.
As per Daily Nation reports, the newly married couple did not enjoy the conjugal rights as the “bride” had said that she was on her menstruation cycle.
Being an Imam, Mutumba said he became patient and waited for her to be ok.
However, the shocking part comes when Mutumba’s neighbours first found out the truth after the newly wedded “wife” stole a television set and clothes from their house.
The neighbour reported the case to the police. Soon after, the Imam and his “wife” wearing a hijab and sandals arrived at the police station.
When the new bride was put behind the bars and a female police officer searched the suspect thoroughly. She was shocked on finding the suspect had stacked clothes in the bra.
The curious police officer on further search found the suspect (new bride) had male genitals and quickly informed ‘her’ husband who was left in absolute shock.
The suspect whose real name is Richard Tumushabe upon interrogation confessed that he was pretending to be a woman to deceive the Imam for his money.
How they met
On further inquiring, the Imam said he met the suspect at Kyampisi Mosque unaware of the latter’s true gender.
“I was looking for a woman to marry and, when I met a beautiful girl wearing a hijab, I asked her for love and she accepted. She told me we could not have sex until I take bride price to her parents and also exchange marriage vows with her.”
The mosque officials suspended the imam from his work and put him under investigation.
The mosque’s head imam, Sheikh Isa Busuulwa, stated that the imam’s suspension “was intended to preserve the integrity of their faith.”
Describing the case as very interesting and rare, the court charged the accused with theft and committing an offence.