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Infiniti2001
Sep 1st, 2008, 01:27 AM
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, agreed on Saturday to comply with the decree.

Last week one of Nigeria's top Islamic bodies, the Jamatu Nasril Islam, sentenced him to death.

The sentence was lifted but he was threatened with eviction from his home.

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," the AFP news agency reported him as saying.
Inside "Baba's" house
Many of the wives live three to a room, some have seven children

"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.
Niger is one of the Muslim majority states to have reintroduced Sharia punishments since 2000.

Several people have been sentenced to death for adultery by Sharia courts but none of these sentences have been carried out.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7591037.stm

He must be something special to attract all these women :unsure:

Uranium
Sep 1st, 2008, 01:29 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44901000/jpg/_44901080_wives_baba_226.jpg
:rolls:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 1st, 2008, 01:53 AM
:lol: Money perhaps.:shrug:

Marshmallow
Sep 1st, 2008, 02:17 AM
I know we should respect other cultural values, but even being allowed 4 wives is too much. 86? Then wanting him to be sentenced to death :help:. Oh well.

Marshmallow
Sep 1st, 2008, 02:18 AM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44901000/jpg/_44901080_wives_baba_226.jpg

It makes sense I guess, he has a twinkle in his eye, he's a charmer this one. Lock up your women if he's in town... no really! :lol:

Hugo24
Sep 1st, 2008, 03:39 AM
170 kids :tape:

Expat
Sep 1st, 2008, 03:53 AM
wow this man got more than 72 without committing a suicide bombing :lol:
seriously though isn't more than 4 wives allowed

Lin Lin
Sep 1st, 2008, 04:05 AM
Does this have something to do with culture?:unsure:

Scotso
Sep 1st, 2008, 04:39 AM
I'm so glad fundamentalist Muslims are finally getting with the times. And by that, I mean the Middle Ages. Finally they realize that allowing people 13541351 wives and slaves is just not winning them mainstream support. Now if we could only get them to stop blowing up things and executing rape victims, we'd really be making some progress.

SM
Sep 1st, 2008, 10:01 AM
it must be a typo? 82? gosh imagine forgetting their names LOL or mixing them up!!!! the division of labour around the household would be funny..

Dodoboy.
Sep 1st, 2008, 10:25 AM
I am from Nigeria :rocker2:

Do your thang dude!

:haha:

But seriously 170 children :rolls: 86 wives :lol: But he must love all 86 of them, leave him alone :sobbing:

Bijoux0021
Sep 1st, 2008, 11:25 AM
How does he afford to feed 86 wives and 170 children, especially at his age?

Destiny
Sep 1st, 2008, 11:47 AM
:worship: :crazy:

How the hell did the parents of these girls allow him to do this??

Nigeria :rocker2:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 1st, 2008, 07:29 PM
wondering how many were born hours apart.
86 kids :speakles:

Jovana.
Sep 1st, 2008, 08:42 PM
it must have been tough choosing the four :rolls: :tape:

Destiny
Sep 1st, 2008, 09:07 PM
Yeah am sure they must feel sooooooo special :lol:

Wigglytuff
Sep 1st, 2008, 09:15 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44901000/jpg/_44901080_wives_baba_226.jpg
:rolls:

:lol::lol::lol: wow!! sexy man.