Islamic cleric with 97 wives, Masaba dies
By Sewe Ishola
The Nigerian cleric, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Masaba, who has 97 wives has died.
According to his Personal assistant, Alhaji Mutairu Bello, the preacher died in his residence in Bida, Niger State, on Saturday, after a brief illness.
“From Allah we come, to Him we shall all return; we announce the death of Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Bello Masaba this afternoon. He was aged 93, and died after a brief illness,” Bello said.
Masaba is an Islamic scholar and healer, who was detained in 2008 for failing to the keep the Sharia Law of not marrying more than 4 wives.
Masaba failed to obey the order by the Sharia Court, which said that he should let go of 82 of the 86 wives he had at the time (2008).
The case dragged into an Abuja High Court and he was released after 57 of the wives testified that they married him willingly.
Musaba will be buried at 10AM on Sunday (today), January 29th.