Advertisement

Masaba, Islamic preacher imprisoned for not divorcing 82 wives, dies

Masaba, Islamic preacher imprisoned for not divorcing 82 wives, dies
January 29
01:01 2017
Advertisement

Mohammed Masaba, the controversial Islamic preacher who married 86 wives, is dead.

Mutairu Bello, his personal assistant, confirmed Masaba’s death, saying the preacher died in his residence in Bida, Niger state, after a brief illness on Saturday.

Bello said the deceased was 93, and that he would be buried at 10am on Sunday.

Masaba came to limelight in mid-2008 when he was accused of going contrary to the Islamic law which provides that a man can only marry a maximum of four wives.

At a meeting at the palace of Yahaya Abubakar, Etsu of Nupe,  Masaba was ordered to divorce 82 of the wives, but he rejected the directive.

The Etsu of Nupe later gave him 48 hours to leave the Nupe kingdom, saying that his safety could not be guaranteed.

However, the cleric refused to leave and sued the Emirate for “violating his fundamental human rights”.

Masaba was later arrested and arraigned before a Shariah court, but before his trial commenced, the police said that they did not find anything incriminating when they searched his house.

He was, however, detained in the prison on the orders of the Sharia’h court.

The court later transferred the case to a chief magistrate’s court in Minna after declaring that it lacked jurisdiction to try him.

A federal high court in Abuja later ordered Masaba’s release from prison and asked the inspector -general of police to ensure the protection of his fundamental human rights.

Masaba was said to have fathered 180 children.

He claimed that he never wooed any of his wives, that they sought him out due to his reputation as a healer.

Many of his wives were much younger than he was, and a few were younger than some of his children.

In separate interviews, some of the wives described him as a good husband who met all their needs.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2019 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

May 23, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement