Imam’s fake bride charged with unnatural offence, theft

Charged. Richard Tumushabe arrives at Kayunga Grade One Magistrate’s Court on January 14, 2020. PHOTO BY FRED MUZAALE

What you need to know:

  • Mr Tumushabe was remanded to Ntenjeru prison until January 24 when he will be brought back for hearing of his case.
  • The magistrate advised that the suspect was free to apply for bail.

Mr Richard Tumushabe, the man who masqueraded as a woman and was wedded by Imam Mohammed Mutumba in Islamic culture, (Nikah), yesterday appeared before court and was charged with two counts of theft and committing an unnatural offence.
A fortnight ago, Sheikh Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor Mosque in Kayunga District, said he unknowingly wedded a man disguised as ‘Swabullah Nabukeera’ and spent two weeks with his “wife” unaware of the latter’s true gender.

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