An Imam, Mohammed Mutumba from Kyampisi Village in Kayunga District in Central Uganda, is in shock after discovering that his new wife is a man.
The couple who exchanged marriage vows in Islamic culture or Nikah (legal marriage contract between man and woman) had no sexual intercourse before and during their short marriage.
Two weeks into the marriage, the Imam, said that his wife Nabukeera, could not have sexual intimacy with Mutumba because “she” was “on her menstrual periods”, hence his patience for conjugal rights.
However, Nabukeera’s luck ran out after Mutumba’s neighbour claimed that his newly wedded wife had jumped over a wall and stole their television set and clothes.
The neighbor reported the case at Kayunga Police Station before detectives were dispatched to arrest Ms Nabukeera.
Kayunga District criminal investigations officer, Mr Isaac Mugera said when Ms Nabukeera reached the police station she was wearing a hijab and sandals.
“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,” Mr Mugera said.
“On further search, we discovered that the suspect had male genitals. We quickly informed ‘her’ husband who had escorted her to the police station,” he said.
The news shocked Mr Mutumba who asked the police to let him prove for himself by allowing him to see the private parts of his ‘wife’.
On discovering that he was a fellow man, Mr Mutumba cries out, accusing Nabukeera of being a thief.
Mr Mugera said they later interrogated Ms Nabukeera, who revealed his real name as Richard Tumushabe, 27.
Mr Mugera added that Tumushabe told police that he had duped Mr Mutumba that he is a woman in a bid to get his money.
“We have already charged him with impersonation, theft and obtaining goods by false pretence,” the CID boss said.