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Imam marries man in Uganda, finds out two weeks later

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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An Imam is just realizing that he married a man, two weeks after their wedding took place. According to the Daily Monitor, this took place in Uganda, where the Imam was suspended for getting married to a fellow male without knowing.

The Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor Mosque, in Kayunga District, Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, was handed a suspension. Investigations have started.

According to the regional Kadhi Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, the decision to have the Imam, 27, suspended is to preserve the integrity of the faith.

Mutumba married his wife, one Ms Swabullah Nebukeera after meeting each other at the Kyampisi mosque. Two weeks after, the couple reportedly failed to consummate their union as the bride claimed that she was menstruating.

Whereas, Imam’s neighbors had accused his ‘wife’ of theft, breaking and entering as they caught ‘her’ scale a wall that separated their houses and made away with a television set and clothing items.

The ‘wife’ was reported to police for the ‘crime’. A District CID, Isaac Mugera reported that Nabukeera was dressed in a hijab and sandals when he was apprehended.

According to Mugera, “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.”

The ‘bride’ confessed that his real name was Richard Tumushabe who duped Mutumba into marrying him in a bid to swindle him of his money.

Nabukeera was charged with impersonation, theft and obtaining by false pretense.

An alleged aunt to Nabukeera, Nuuru, was also apprehended by the police. She acknowledged that the unsuspecting groom had paid dowry of two goats, a carton of salt, two bags of sugar and a Qoran.

She said she wasn’t aware of the sex of her ‘niece’ as she was only introduced to him as an adult.

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