Suspended Imam who accidentally married a fellow man Charged & Remanded with Suspect.
Posted Jan 17, 2020.
Central Uganda – Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the suspended Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor in Kayunga district who recently accidentally wedded a fellow man in the Islamic culture (Nikah), has been taken to court, 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 on Thursday, Jan 16,2020, didn’t allow Sheikh Mutumba, 27, to take plea because his case can only be heard by a higher court.
Sheikh Mutumba, is jointly charged with the suspect (the one he had married) Richard Tumushabe,19, alias Swabullah Nabukeera as the two allegedly committed the offence in December 2019.
They will reappear in court on January 24, for further hearing of the cases against them.
Sheikh Mutumba wedded and stayed with Tumushabe until police uncovered his true gender as male, when officers searched him before taking him to cells on charges of stealing a television set and clothes of their neighbor Mr Eryazi Jimmy of Kyampisi Village in Kayunga Sub-county worth Shs2.3m.
Tumushabe was on Jan 15,2020 charged with 2 counts of committing an unnatural offence contrary to Section 145 of the Penal Code Act , and theft.
He told media that he did it due to poverty.
Meanwhile, Kayunga District Police Commander (DPC), Mr John Lukooto says Tumushabe had duped many 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 this same boy 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.
The relatives collected Shs400, 000 which they gave ‘her’ to go and attend the burial of the husband but ‘she’ never came back.
Story by Aaron Ainomugisha https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3