Kayunga Imam further remanded for wedding fellow man

Friday January 24 2020

Shortlived. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba with his

Shortlived. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba with his ‘bride’ on their wedding in Kayunga District two weeks ago. PHOTO BY FRED MUZAALE 

By URN

Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Masjid Noor who unknowingly wedded a fellow man in the Islamic culture (Nikah) has been further remanded to Ntenjeru Prison on charges of having carnal knowledge with a person against the order of nature.

On Friday, Mutumba appeared at Mukono Chief Magistrate's Court, but his case could not proceed due to the absence of the Chief Magistrate Juliet Hatanga. The case was adjourned to February 5, 2020.

The accused first appeared before the Kayunga Grade One Magistrate Irene Akello on January 16, but was not allowed to take plea because his case could only be heard by a higher court.

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

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

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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.

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

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