A Ugandan Imam have been left in shock after his newly-wed wife was found to be, in reality, a man.
The Ugandan Imam, Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, 27 and his “bride” who signed a marriage contract in a traditional nikah ceremony two weeks ago has since been suspended by his mosque.
The couple did not consummate the marriage as the bride had said that she was on her periods, Daily Nation reports.
“I was patient and waited for her to be ok,” the Imam was quoted as saying. What’s worse is the fact that the Imam did not make the great discovery. His neighbours did. The Imam’s neighbours alleged that his “wife” jumped over a wall so as to steal their belongings – a television set and clothes. Thereafter, the neighbours concluded that “she” was a man.
The Imam found out the truth when his wife was caught stealing a neighbour’s TV set in Kayunga and was searched by the police.
A case was filed at the police station by the neighbours. Soon after, the Imam and his “wife” arrived at the police station as “she” wore “Islamic clothes for women and sandals”, as per the report in Daily Nation.
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Before putting her behind the bars, a woman police officer searched the suspect and was horrified.
“As is normal practice, a female police officer searched the suspect thoroughly before taking ”her” to the cells. But, to the shock of the officer, the suspect had stacked clothes in the bra to hoodwink them that they were breasts,” Isaac Mugera, Kayunga District Criminal Investigations Officer, said.
During the search, police also found that the suspect had male genitals. Upon further interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had deceived the Imam for his money.