An Imam in Uganda has been suspended from his clerical work, after he unknowingly got married to a fellow man.
The Imam identified as Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, of Kyampisi Masjid Noor mosque in Kayunga District Uganda,was left devastated after discovering he got married to a fellow man in Islamic culture (Nikah), Daily Monitor reports.
The regional Kadhi, Sheikh Abdul Noor Kakande, said the Imam was under investigation over the “unfortunate” incident.
~How it happened~
A fortnight ago, Sheikh Mutumba unknowingly wedded a fellow man named femininely as Swabullah Nabukeera and spent two weeks with his new “wife” unaware of the latter’s true gender.
The truth came out later after police arrested ‘Nabukeera’ on theft allegations and during a body search by a female police officer before being taken to the cells, it was discovered that the suspect was actually a man. He revealed to police that his real name is Richard Tumushabe.
Mr Amisi Kibunga, the Kyampisi mosque bilal, said he saw Sheikh Mutumba’s ‘wife’ on two occasions at Juma prayers but said it was hard to discover that he was a man.
“He had a sweet soft voice and walked like a woman. She also always dressed in either gomesi or hijab,” Mr Kibunga explained.
“Four days after their wedding, the bridegroom came to me complaining that ‘her’ bride had refused to undress while they slept. Actually I was planning to go to their home to counsel ‘her’ when I heard that the bride had been arrested in connection with theft of a television set and clothes of their neighbour,” Mr Kibunga said.
Sheikh Mohammed Ssemambo, the chairperson of Namagabi Muslim County, expressed shock over the incident.
“I learnt about the incident. As a Muslim leader, he should have followed what the Koran says when one wants to get a spouse,” Sheikh Ssemambo said.
When Daily Monitor visited Sheikh Mutumba’s rented home, neighbours said they had not seen him in four days. Sources said he had been taken by a relative for counselling.
“He is too devastated by the incident and needs counselling,” a source said.
“The ‘bride’ did all the house chores such as cooking, washing clothes and others while the husband was away but it was not easy to know he was just masquerading as a woman,” Mr Henry Mukwaya, a neighbour said.
“He always wore gomesi or hijab and spoke like a woman but she kept indoors most of the time,” he added.
Reno Omokri Calls Out Lady Who Begged Him For Money To Start Business
Social media commentator and former presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has taken to his social media page to drop one of his nuggets but this time, the lifestyle expert dropped it in responds to a lady who reached out to him and begged to support her in starting her business.
The woman, whose Twitter username is Jemimah Mac tweeted at Reno, writing:
“Help me start my business Sir.”
And Reno took a screenshot of her tweet along with her photo and shared both on Instagram, then proceeded to call her out. He told her that what she needs is wisdom, not money.
“Dear @sexy1model, The cost of that luxurious wig on your head is enough to start several businesses. What you need is wisdom. Wisdom to understand where to invest your money. If I start a business for you, your hair will consume all the profits!”
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Shagari’s Grandson, Bello, Cautions People Calling For Break Up Of Nigeria
Bello Shagari, grandson of former President Shehu Shagari, has cautioned Nigerians calling for the breakup of the country.
In a twitter thread he posted Friday morning, Bello said anyone calling for Nigeria’s breakup is unjust to the people who lost their lives during the civil war that lasted from from July 6th 1967 to January 15th 1970.
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Two Suspected Thieves Burnt To Death By Angry Mob In Bayelsa
Two suspected thieves were burnt to death by an angry mob in Bayelsa.
The two armed robbery suspects allegedly specialised in robbing Points of Sales (POS) business outlets in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.
The men, who were in a Lexus SUV, reportedly stormed a POS-enabled cash centre at Green Villa in Biogbolo suburb of Yenagoa on Thursday, January 23.
They attempted to rob customers trying to deposit their money but the POS attendant raised alarm and the men were caught by passersby, beaten, butchered and burnt by the irate mob that gathered. Their get-away car was also burnt.
The police in the state have condemned the mob action leading to the deaths of the two suspects.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Uche Anozia, has ordered an investigation and said that those responsible for the act will be arrested and prosecuted.