Nigerian preacher, 93, dies and leaves behind 86 widows, 150 children

Mohammed Bello Abubakar (Al Arabiya net)

A former Muslim preacher who married more than 90 women has died at the age of 93 on Saturday, according to media reports in Nigeria.

Mohammed Bello Abubakar, also known as Mohammed Bello Masaba, left behind 86 widows and 150 children.

“I don’t go looking for them, they come to me. I will consider the fact that God has asked me to do it and I will just marry them,” Abubakar told British news channel, the BBC.

Abubakar was a formal Islamic preacher who was consistent with Koranic law, which states that a man can only marry up to four.

Abubakar (File photo)

Abubakar (File photo)

A large crowd in Nigeria attended Abubakar’s funeral, media outlets reported.

Mutairu Salawudeen Bello, Abubakar’s personal assistant, has informed News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he fell ill before passing away the same day.

“Baba (Abubakar) told us that his time was up; he personally told me that he had completed his divine assignment and was ready to meet his creator.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48