A Nigerian religious leader with 86 wives has accepted an Islamic decree ordering him to divorce all but four of them, local authorities say. A spokesman for the emir of Bida told the BBC that Mohammadu Bello Abubakar, 84, has agreed to comply with the decree.

Earlier, Mr Abubakar had challenged Islamic scholars, saying there was no punishment stated in the Koran for having more than four wives. “I have not contravened any established law that would warrant my being banished from the land… There is no law that says one must one must not marry more than four wives.”

All my wives are with children and some of these are people I have married and stayed with for over 30 years, how can they expect me to leave them within two days,” he reportedly told local newspapers.

The former teacher and Islamic preacher lives in Niger State with his wives and at least 170 children.

Cripes! 84 and all his wives are pregnant?




  1. bobbo says:

    yeap–up to four, you are just “married.” After that, you are polygamous.

  2. Mister Ketchup says:

    78 of these women will wake up tomorrow morning with red flags in their locker – they didn’t make the cut.

  3. Mister Mustard says:

    Preaching must pay pretty well in Nigeria if he can afford to support 82 wives and 170 children.

  4. Judge Jewdy says:

    He’ll pick the 4 that can’t talk.

  5. Mister Ketchup says:

    Obligatory: http://tinyurl.com/5ks29u

  6. Greg Allen says:

    If I was a chick, I’d carry his baby. He’s hot.

  7. Jägermeister says:

    Nice to see that they’re into recycling in Nigeria.

  8. Dr Dodd says:

    Explains the extreme poverty found in Nigeria.

    Imagine the long term victory against the war on poverty if for the next few years the only aid the rest of the world supplies Nigeria is free vasectomies.

  9. QB says:

    Lou Minatti will say:

    “The Donk party is the party of hate. You should be ashamed of yourselves and your hateful behavior. How much longer is Dvorak.org going to be a mouthpiece for the Democrat Party?”

    Just thought I’d save him the trouble. 😀

  10. Jägermeister says:

    #9 – QB – Just thought I’d save him the trouble.

    LOL 😀

  11. James Hill says:

    Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

  12. Ron Larson says:

    So this also means there are 81 more Nigerian men who can’t find a wife because this asshat “married” then all. So nothing else to do but strap on a mass-murder (aka: suicide) vest and go meet the virgins in the name of Islam.

  13. JoaoPT says:

    He’s 84 and some of the woman he’s with for 30 years… hmmmm. So he either married late or he discarts them over 30 years of marriage…

  14. bobbo says:

    What it all means to me is his wives were being supported in a country where that condition is rare. You don’t even have to be rich in a lot of Africa==just have food. And with 84 wives, even if he was a wife beating ahole==once every 3 months could also be a very good deal.

    So quick to judge. I met a guy in Ethiopia a while back crying at the Hilton bar. He was moving back to the USA. He was shacked-up with 3 beautiful black women who he housed, clothed, and fed on his technician’s salary. He was convinced that all 3 would rather die than turn to more traditional prostitution. He wanted to marry them/one and bring back to USA–but family wouldn’t allow a mixed marriage. Anyway he left. 2 of the babes did commit suicide. Don’t know about the third. I expect about the same ration for these women.

  15. Jägermeister says:

    #15 – bobbo

    Sad story. The most beautiful women in Africa are from Eritrea and Ethiopia.

  16. yomi says:

    Your views about Nigeria and Africa are lopsided. Its true there’s poverty here, but, we’ve got brains– except that our government sucks. You guys need to learn more about us.

  17. John Paradox says:

    Coming to your spam folder:

    Hello, my name is Mohammadu Bello Abubakar, and I have recently had to divorce eighty two wives, and I received your name as a possible second husband…..

    J/P=?

  18. bobbo says:

    #17–yomi==once you say you have poverty, and I have this hearsay experience, and children are sold into slavery because their parents can’t sell them, what supports your statement that our/my view is “lopsided?”

    Note: brains is no defense against poverty, but awareness/objective view of one’s future life in a country where the government truly sucks can be quite depressing?

    But again–straighten up the lopside.

  19. deowll says:

    I think he meant they all have kids. Most wives of 30 years are not pregnant.

  20. Rick Cain says:

    This must be the new muslim weapon. They can’t beat the west in war, so they rush us with a huge wall of babies.

  21. Lou says:

    Did he know Palins daughter ?

  22. Mister Mustard says:

    #17 – Yomi

    >>Its true there’s poverty here, but, we’ve
    >>got brains– except that our government sucks

    Hey! Sounds just like the US!!!

  23. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    Who the h311 needs 82 wives much less 4?

  24. Mr. Fusion says:

    #24, TML,

    It’s a stauts thing. Instead of keeping up with the Jones, in Nigeria you keep up with the Abubakars

  25. teapots says:

    i am sure,it will help me.


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