UGANDAN imam Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba has got the police in the Kayunga District of the country to arrest his new bride after he discovered two weeks after their wedding that he had actually married a man.
A fortnight ago, Sheikh Mutumba tied the knot with his wife Ms Swabullah Nabukeera of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque after they met in sometime last year. However, the couple which had not had any sexual intercourse before marriage also spent two weeks of their marriage, without enjoying conjugal rights as the bride claimed she was in the middle of her menstruation.
According to Sheikh Mutumba, after his wife claimed to be in her menses, he became patient and waited for her to get better. However, Nabukeera’s luck ran out after a neighbour claimed that his she had jumped over a wall of their two bedroom house and stole their television set and clothes.
This neighbour then reported the case at the Kayunga Police Station and detectives were subsequently dispatched to arrest Ms Nabukeera. During interrogations, Nabukeera revealed that his real name is Richard Tumushabe and that he duped Sheikh Mutumba to get his money.
A police spokesman said: “It was when he was been searched by a female officer that the suspect had stacked clothes in the bra to hoodwink that they were breasts. On further search, we discovered that the suspect had male genitals.”
Richard was then charged with impersonation, theft and obtaining goods by false pretence. Nuuru Nabukeera, his alleged aunt, was also arrested and admitted that Sheikh Mutumba had paid a dowry including two goats, two bags of sugar, a carton of salt and a Koran.
She claimed that she did not know her niece was male as she got to know him when he was already an adult. They are both expected to appear in court shortly.