Man with 86 wives dies at 92

Mohammed Masaba Islamic Preacher with 86 wives [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

The man who courted controversy by marrying 86 wives has died at the age of 92.

Mohammed Masaba died in his house in Bida, Niger State on Saturday afternoon.

He was survived by 86 wives and 107 children according to Wikipedia.

A resident of Bida, Mohammed Usman informed PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Masaba had been battling an illness and died ” Saturday afternoon in his room”.

Mr. Masaba was arrested by the police in 2008 after complaints from some Islamic organisations that he is not permitted to marry more than four wives.

Shortly after he was released by the police for lack of evidence of any wrong doing, an umbrella body of Islamic organisations, the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, in conjunction with the Bida emirate council and other Islamic leaders invited him for interrogation.

At the end of their deliberations in the palace of the Etsu Nupe in Bida, a verdict was read out by the Etsu, Yahya Abubakar, that Mr. Masaba should divorce 82 out of the 86 wives within 48 hours or leave the Nupe Kingdom.

The traditional ruler said should Mr. Masaba fail to do as he was told, his safety could not be guaranteed.

The man refused to divorce any of his wives and remained in his house with his family until his death on Saturday.


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    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      He doesnt smoke, drink or womanise because he has 86 women already. so no sperm wastage like most southern Nigerian men and constant their constant taste for sex and runs girls.

  • Rommel

    So now he leaves behind 86 widows,na wao!

    • Otile

      What is your point? Was he supposed to be buried with them?

      • Hero

        One widow is enough problem, man!

        • Rommel

          Shows how wrong his actions were to humanity,shows that polygamy is a practices that should be discontinued

          • Kareem Haroun

            Remember King solomon, a man of God, is still being remembered for his 300 wives…

          • Otile

            Polygamy is unislamic. Whatever you do, you cannot deny Muslim faithfuls the privilege Allah has given to them. The rite is spelled out in the Holy Qur-an. Don’t tell me you don’t know about it.

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

    Now where are those people who claim Buhari won the election by rigging? The 2015 election was decided based on tribal affiliation and the tribe with the highest population was bound to win. 1 man with 86 wives and 107 kids. How many more Northerners have such a family size? many more am sure. So Wailers can you all see Buhari won the election free and fair with Higher votes. Now back to this story, Wow! greedy Motherfucker. 86 wives. meaning he denied 19 other muslim men their recommended 4 wives each.

  • JasV

    Obviously it’s only an illness that can kill this type of a man. There is no way he could have died naturally. Also, 86 wives producing 102 children. Less than an average of two children per woman. What a very very weak man. What a waste of resources.