- Mohammed Mutumba, an imam in Uganda, unknowingly married another man for two weeks
- The supposed wife, Swabullah Nabukeera's gender was revealed at a police station after a theft he was engaged in
- According to Swabullah, he decided to get married to the imam to extort money
An Ugandan Imam by the name of Mohammed Mutumba unknowingly took a man as his 'wife'.
The 'wife', who identified 'herself' as Swabullah Nabukeera, was married to Mohammed Mutumba for two weeks before the truth of 'her' gender was revealed.
Monitor.co.ug indicates that the couple exchanged marriage vows in Islamic culture or Nikah (legal marriage contract between man and woman).
Reports indicate that the couple had not slept together after they got married as the wedded wife gave the excuse that she was menstruating.
As the wait protracted, Mutumba’s neighbour complained to him that his newly wedded wife had jumped over a wall and stolen their television set and clothes.
The incident was reported to a police station where the 'lady' had to be sent to a cell after a search.
The criminal investigations officer said:
“As the police’s normal practice, a female police officer,searched the suspect thoroughly before taking ‘her’ to the cells. However, to the shock of the officer, the suspect had stacked clothes in the bra to hoodwink that they were breasts.
“On further search, we discovered that the suspect had male organs. We quickly informed ‘her’ husband who had escorted her to the police station,” Mugera said.
The imam who was surprised by the developments and narrated how he met his 'beautiful' love of his life.
“I was looking for a woman to marry and when I landed on a beautiful girl wearing a hijab, I asked her for love and she accepted. We fell in love, however, she told me we could not have sex until I take dowry to her parents and also exchanged marriage vows,” a visibly shocked Mutumba narrated.
Swabullah Nabukeera, the supposed wife, said that he decided to fake being a lady and married the imam so he could extort money from him.
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