A newlywed Muslim man in Uganda was shocked after discovering that his newlywed spouse is a man.
Mohammed Sheikh Mutumba met the ‘girl’ at the mosque in Kyampisi area, fell in love and wished-for marriage. The spouse, posing as Swabullah Nabukeera, was found to be a man after he was arrested for stealing a television set and clothes from Imam’s residence.
According to the police, Nabukeera was first arrested under the assumption that he was a woman as he was wearing a hijab and sandals. When female police officers searched the suspect, they found that Nabukeera was actually a man. Police quickly informed the Imam that his wife was actually a man, identified as 27-year-old Richard Tumushabe.
Upon investigation, the police discovered that Tumushabe had allegedly tricked Mutumba to steal his money by refusing to consummate their marriage for over two weeks.
Tumushabe’s suspected aunt has also been arrested for assisting him in stealing money by setting up a fake wedding.
While the aunt claims that she had no idea of her ‘niece’ posing as a man as she had never seen her before. Police have charged Tumushabe with theft and impersonation.