Imam & his ‘male’ wife sent to jail

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Imam Mutumba and his wife Tumushabe

Kayunga Chief Magistrates Court Thursday sent to prison Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor who unknowingly wedded a fellow man.

Mutumba was charged with having carnal knowledge with a person against the order of nature and remanded to Ntenjeru prison.

Kayunga Grade One magistrate Ms Irene Akello did not allow him to take plea because his case can only be heard by a higher court.

Sheikh Mutumba, is jointly charged with Richard Tumushabe alias Swabullah Nabukeera.

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Prosecution alleges that Sheikh Mutumba and Tumushabe, committed the offence in December 2019.

The duo will re-appear in court on January 24, for further hearing of the case.

Sheikh Mutumba wedded Tumushabe unknowingly and it is the police that uncovered his true gender when officers searched him before taking him to cells on charges of stealing a television set and clothes of their neighbour.

Kayunga District Police Commander, John Lukooto, told Daily Monitor Tumushabe had duped a number of men who fell in love with ‘her’ and later stole their money.

One of the victims from Mayuge District came to Kayunga police station and testified how he fooled them that ‘she’ was their relative and convinced them to receive ‘her’ husband for introduction.

On the introduction day, Tumushabe claimed the husband had got an accident on the way to the function and that he had died.

Relatives collected Shs400, 000 which they gave ‘her’ to go and attend the burial of the husband but ‘she’ never came back.

Credit: Daily Monitor

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