By Ruth Anderah
Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo and his friend Susan Makula Nantaba are expected to appear in Entebbe Magistrates court today to answer charges in relation to their customary marriage.
This is after criminal summons issued December 22nd, 2021 by grade one magistrate Stella Okwang requiring Bujjingo and Makula to appear in court today to take plea on the said allegations.
This was after the magistrate was satisfied that the alleged customary marriage Ceremony was confirmed by the Bwerenga LC1 chairperson.
The case was filed by City lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi accusing Bujjingo of allegedly contracting marriage under customary law when already married under the Marriage Act.
Susan Makula is accused of introducing Pastor Bugingo to her parents, well knowing that she is engaging with someone previously married.
In his private prosecution case, Mabirizi claims that Bujjingo, on December 7th, 2021, at Kawuku, Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District, while having contracted marriage under the Marriage Act with Teddy Naluswa Bujjingo and during the continuance of that marriage, contracted a marriage in accordance with customary law with Susan Makula Nantaba.
According to Mabirizi on December 20th, 2003, Bujjingo married Teddy, through a church marriage at Victory Christian Center Ndeeba, after which marriage was solemnized and it still subsists.