Nigerian man with 97 wives speaks out about death hoarse

Meet 92 year old Nigerian man, Mohammed Bello Abubakar who claims that God called him to marry as much wives as he can.

Mohammed Bello rose to fame after being named as ‘superpolygamist’ in 2008. Even at 92 years of age, he told vanguard news that he is not done marrying.

Rumours had it that he has died, so he sat down with Nigeria’s vanguard news to have an interview to let the world know that he’s still “very much alive” and intends on taking as much wives as long as he lives.

Mohammed Bello Abubakar, who resides in Bida, Niger state has taken in more than 100 women. He has even outlived most of his 185 children. He told VN reporters that the rumour of his death was the work of “detractors” that are wishing him bad. He added  “My dear, I am very much alive, hale and hearty,”

“The rumour is baseless and can best be described as the work of my detractors because they envy what God has done and what He is still doing for me.”

“What I am doing is divine. It is an assignment and I will keep doing it till the end.”

Punch Newspaper gave an update on Bello Abubakar’s wife. He married 107 women in total, divorced 10, and I still left with 97 wives.

In 2008, when he became a public figure due to his controversial way of life: he had 86 wives. In less than 10 years he’s gone from 86 women to 97 women. That’s an extra eleven wives and eleven weddings in eight years. In his words, “God has asked me to do it.”

Most Muslims agree that a man can take up to four wives on a condition that he has to treat them equally.

However, Mr Abubakar stated that “the Koran does not place a limit and it is up to what your own power, your own endowment and ability allows.”

Due to his absurd number of women, he got arrested in 2008 when the emir in Bida, Niger accused him of “creating tension” by speaking to journalists. In November 2008, he got released  on a condition that he lets 82 of his wives go. The court wanted him to divorce 82 and keep four, but he refused.

Despite everything, he still did not divorce his wives and intends on taking in more. In his words,

“My large number of wives? I only have 97 wives?, I am still going to marry more” he continued “I will keep marrying them for as long I am alive.

Left for me, I would have married maybe two wives, but what I am doing is divine.”

” I just want to advise those fighting against the number of my wives to stop because such people are waging war against God, their creator.”



Source: Independent