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POLYGAMY,BLACK POLYGAMY OOOOO!-Super polygamist, Bello Masaba left 203 children, 103 widows IN NIGERIA !!!!!-FROM SUN NEWSPAPER ,NIGERIA

February 8, 2017
Super polygamist, Bello Masaba left 203 children, 103 widows

From JOHN ADAMS, Minna

To the children of the late controversial super polygamist and Islamic cleric, Alhaji Mohammed Bello Masaba, who died penultimate Saturday, the death of their 93-year-old father may have come sooner than expected. But they entertain no fears of surviving after him. “I know that my father is not dead, he is alive. Allah sent him to come and help mankind. He only called him home to come rest,” these were the submissions of the eldest daughter of the late Islamic cleric, 36-year-old, Fatima Abubakar Bello Masaba.

Looking relaxed, calm and composed, Fatima, a Higher National Diploma (HND) 11 student of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, told Sunday Sun that her last moment with her late father was very emotional and touching but full of encouragement. She recounted the deceased’s last hour: “It was as if he knew he was going to die. He called us and shook hands with all of us and told us that we should put our hope and trust in God in all our dealings.”

“We never knew that he was going to die that day because he was not sick. But he said if God decides to call him, we should not entertain any fear on how we are going to survive.”

Since the demise of the Islamic cleric, the concern of many has been the survival of the 103 widows, 203 children he left behind and other less privileged that fed under his roof every day.

Aside his widows, children and grandchildren, Sunday Sun learnt that the late Masaba took responsibility for feeding of over 50 people every day. He also extended other philanthropic gestures to many within and outside the state.

Despite Masaba’s demise, his three-story building located in the centre of Bida, the popular Kota woro, is still a beehive of activities even as the children promised to carry on, saying their father had taught them how to live without him.

According to the children, the spirit of togetherness, love and oneness, which the late cleric had built in the children over the years, would remain one of their greatest strengths. With over 300 people under one roof, the super polygamist had no history of domestic violence, as he maintained a peaceful coexistence among all the family members.

One of his neighbours, who attested to this feat, described the late Masaba as a man of principle and courage. Mohammed Idris, who had lived with him for over 50 years, said: “Baba” lived in peace with his family and neighbours. I have been his neighbour for over 50 years now and I have never seen Baba in any controversy. He lived peacefully with his family, he lived a disciplined life.”

The late cleric had no western education even though he worked with the Bida native authority and retired in the 70s. But then, he took the education of his children as a priority.

With 20 university graduates, over 30 undergraduates, coupled with 25 others pursuing diploma programmes in various polytechnics across the country, Masaba bequeathed a lasting legacy for his children.

Although he did not run a full-fledge Arabic school in his house, the Islamic cleric had no less than 10 teachers under his pay roll. With no visible business, he ran his Islamic movement “Halihumot Nabiyyi Islamic Organization” with over 5,000 followership spread across the country. Even at that, there was enough to eat and share with neighbours. It was gathered that he slaughtered a cow every week for the family.

However, in adherence to Islamic injunction of the mandatory three months and 10 days mourning period for the widow of a deceased, all the widows of Alhaji Masaba declined to speak on what life holds for them after the demise of their husband.

During the three-day Fidau prayers held in his house which was attended by sympathizers from across the country, the women observed the proceedings from the three-storey building with their children.

According to the eldest son of the cleric, Mahmoud Abubakar Bello Masaba, sustenance of the ‘huge empire’ left behind by the deceased is in the hands of God, the sustainer of lives. He said: “Even when Baba was alive, it was not him that was sustaining the family but Allah. So, the same Allah will continue to sustain those he left behind.”

“Our biggest strength is the spirit of love and care for one another that he had built in us. All of us his children imbibed this spirit and it will keep us together,” he assured.

Many travails of the super polygamist

Muhammadu Bello Abubahkar Masaba Bida hit the limelight in 2008 when his matrimonial life caught the attention of the media. Subsequently, he was arraigned in sharia court under Sharia law and reminded in prison custody.

His arraignment followed the death pronouncement passed on him by an Islamic group, Jama’atu Nasiru-l Islam (JNI). He was equally invited by Bida Emirate Council and the assembly of Islamic leaders for interrogation over his marriage of more than four wives allowed by Sharia.

At the end of their deliberations in Etsu Nupe’s palace Bida, a verdict was read out by the Etsu Nupe of Bida himself, Alhaji Yahya Abubakar, saying Masaba should divorce 82 out of the 86 wives within 48 hours or leave the entire Nupe Kingdom as his safety could not be guaranteed within the kingdom.

The controversial polygamist, however, remained defiant, adding “If God permits me, I will marry more than 86 wives.

“A normal human being could not marry 86, but I can only do by the grace of God. I married 86 women and there is peace in the house.  If there is peace, how can this be wrong”, he queried.

“A man with ten wives would collapse and die, but my own power is given by Allah. That is why I have been able to control 86 of them,” he added.

The argument of the late Masaba was that he did not pursue any of his wives. Rather, they all sought him out due to his reputation as a healer. Many of his wives were much younger than he was. Even a few were younger than some of his elder children. Notwithstanding, the wives claimed that he was a good husband and father.

According to the injunction of the holy Quran, a man can marry four wives. But Bello maintained that since the Quran set a law, it must also set a punishment for offenders. But in this case of marrying more than four wives, he argued, no punishment was given.

Before his trial at the Sharia court, the Niger State Police command gave the super polygamist of Bida a clean bill, declaring that nothing incriminating was found in the house of the controversial husband of 86 wives. “We found nothing incriminating in his house. There was no knife, no pistol or skull in his house when we went to invite him to the headquarters for a chat”, the head of the police team that arrested him declared.

While being kept in detention at the Minna Prison, an Upper Sharia Court in Minna, presided over by Justice Alhaji Abdulmalik Imam, on 6 October 2008 transferred the case of Masaba to a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Minna for lack of jurisdiction. This action drew sharp reactions from some Muslims leading to mass protest against the court’s decision.

Thereafter, on November 12, 2008, a Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, ordered the release of Masaba from detention in Minna Prison with immediate effect. The trial judge, Justice G.O. Kolawole, attached no condition to his release. The judge also ordered the then Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Okiro, to ensure protection of Masaba’s fundamental  rights to life, liberty and privacy, as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In July 2011, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, the governor of Niger State, in justifying the position of Masaba’s refusal to divorce any of his wives, said “though we have Sharia in place in the state, but we have no law to pin him (Masaba) down”.

The then attorney general and commissioner for Justice, Niger state, Adamu Usman, disclosed that various attempts to prosecute Masaba ran into hitches because there was no provision in the law of the state to effect his prosecution.

Until his demise on January 27, 2017, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Abubakar Masaba Bida had lived peacefully as a law-abiding citizen of Nigeria in his hometown, Bida, with his 203 wives and 103 children.

BLACK POLYGAMY WORKING!!!!-NAIRA POOL Boss, Chief BADERO Left 8 Wives, 21 Children

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NAIRA POOL Boss, Chief BADERO Left 8 Wives, 21 Children.

AFRICANS KNOW HOW TO PRACTICE POSITIVE POLYGAMY!:THIS NIGERIAN MAN KEEPS OVER 70 WIVES HAPPY! FROM THE PUNCH NEWSPAPERS,JULY 2008

August 15, 2008

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THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER(NIGERIA)
Sunday, July 6, 2008

Don’t emulate me, man with 86 wives warns youths

By Francis Falola

FRANCIS FALOLA narrates the gripping story of Pa Bello Abubakar, 84, who has 86 wives and 113 children.
TO a first caller at Masaba in Bida, Niger State, the unusual movement of a crowd in and out of an expansive two-storey building in the area should be a point of attraction. A teeming crowd of people is ever present in the building, all having needs ranging from food, shelter to health and spiritual matters. The man on whose shoulders the multitude lean for succour is an 84-years-old, Pa Muhammed Bello Abubakar.

Pa Abubakar‘s life is shrouded in mysteries. It is difficult to make a correct guess of his actual age, as his look bellies his age. Not only that, it is a taboo for his dependants and followers to take Western, Eastern or traditional medicine. To them God is the healer of all afflictions and they justify this with injunctions from the Bible and Koran.

In the institution of marriage, Pa Abubakar should deserve a place in the Guinness Book of Records for having 113 wives (with 86 surviving). He has lost seven to death and divorced 20. Out of the 86 surviving wives, 11 are currently at advanced stages of pregnancies, while one was delivered of a baby boy on July 4, 2008 when our correspondent visited.

And Abubakar is not through yet with women, as he disclosed that more additions were on the way. He added that he would continue to add more until Allah instructed him to stop. The last wedding bell in his household rang in February 3, 2008 when he married 30-years-old Hajia Monsura, who became his 86th (surviving) wife.

Pa Abubakar is knowledgeable enough in Western and Eastern education, as he graduated with a Grade Two Teacher‘s Certificate in Kutigi (Niger State) and worked for several years with UAC and Bacita Sugar Company before his retirement.

One would have expected a household of 86 wives and over 189 children to be a citadel of confusion and disharmony, but the family is closely knit with all the wives living in peace. And if you think it is difficult for Abubakar to remember all the names of his 86 wives and their tribes, then you are dead wrong. In minutes, he will reel out names and tribes of each of the 86 surviving wives from the first to the last.

To the wives of Pa Abubakar, nothing could be as good as marrying this old man, who is a philanthropist.

Monsura, who is currently the newest wife, described her husband as God‘s gift to the world.

Recalling how they met, Monsura, who is from Ibadan, said, ”I have known Baba since when I was a kid. We were living in the same neighbourhood when Baba was in Mushin in Lagos. My grandmother was a friend to Baba‘s first wife and then I never thought I could get close to him, not to talk of being his wife. But several years after he left Lagos, here am I today as one of his wives and I will forever be grateful to God for making this possible. Since I married him it has been happiness galore.”

The surviving first and second wives of Pa Abubakar, Hajia Hawawu Bello and Hajia Raliat Bello, are 75- and 76-years-old respectively. The former has nine children (four surviving ones); the second has four children. The two wives spoke glowingly of their husband. They described him as one who is specially created by God for mankind.

Raliat said, ”God is really using him to assist people in wonderful ways. He commanded us all not to take drugs. We don‘t go to the hospital. Four women today among Baba‘s dependants have given birth inside this house without visiting the hospital. In this house, women deliver freely without going to the hospital and people with afflictions are healed without taking any drugs. Baba will only caution you to look unto God and stop whatever bad habits you are into and whatever is the problem will be solved by God. Hardly will a day pass without four to seven women being successfully delivered of their babies.”

Eighteen-year-old Ajoke Shittu, who until she was impregnated by her fellow student at the CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos disclosed that she was brought to Bida from Lagos by her father due to the danger alarms raised by medical experts in Lagos, who claimed that her chances of having a normal delivery was slim, and that she would have to undergo CS operation.

She said, ”I‘ve been here for the past two months before I was delivered of the baby today. Since I have been here, I‘ve never been taken to the hospital, since nobody visits the hospital here. I only mix and interact with other people around. Most people whose cases have been described as precarious or difficult by the hospitals are all here. We all eat from a common pot and today when I noticed the signs of labour, I called Mama (Hajia Raliat), who followed me into the room. With ease I gave birth to the twins.”

Raliat says that two bags of rice are usually cooked per meal. The same goes for beans, which is two bags per meal. If it is Semovita, 10 bags are prepared per meal to go round the family members and hangers on, while a cow is slaughtered to go with it.

Pa Abubakar is the proprietor of Muhammed Bello Abubakar International Nursery and Primary School in Bida. He has even concluded arrangements with all necessary legal backings to have the secondary arm of the school. Pupils within and outside the community attend the school without paying fees, with all relevant learning and teaching materials provided by Pa Abubakar. At present, the school has over 12 teachers, whose needs are met by the man.

Pa Abubakar, who is a prince of Bida from the Masaba ruling house, was the third child among the eight children of his parents.

He said that women were to be feared. He said, ”It takes the grace of God for a man to live with many wives in a home.” He advised youths not to follow his footsteps. ”If you are an ordinary person, you should fear women, because if you marry 10 wives, it is the women that will kill you. This is not by my own making. It is not with my power but it is through the power of God. No woman today, no matter whom she is and where she belongs, that I cannot live with and subdue as I fear no woman. I always caution my children not to go into polygamy because I did. If God gives you the grace, you can do it. If not, it is dangerous.

”Sickness always makes me sad, whether in me or my family members or anybody. I‘m happy when people are hale and hearty. As for death, I see it as a necessary evil that will come when it will come. So I do not bother about death.

”Nothing can make me sad. What God has done for me is so enormous and nothing I lay my hand on that did not work out. So with this, nothing can make me sad, except when I see people in pain. That is why I‘m always ready to put smiles on people‘s faces.”

Pa Abubakar said that before the divine turn around in his life, he was as ordinary as any human being, admitting that he engaged in vices such as drinking alcohol, (he insisted that he never indulged in fornication, stealing or nursing grudges against people).

He said that the transformation in his life started precisely on February 7, 1972 when he was living in Agege, Lagos.

He said, ”I was not sleeping. I was inside the house when I saw some strange visitors whom I later knew to be angels of God. I became unconscious for four days and I was rushed to hospitals with all the attempts made by doctors to treat me coming to nothing. The needles refused to penetrate. After the fourth day, I came back to life and as I was recovering, I kept on running away as the same spirits kept on appearing before me.

”Later they gave me a stern warning that they were angels of God and my refusal to submit myself for God‘s use could spell doom for me. So, reluctantly, I was forced to cooperate.”

He said he stopped taking drugs and warned his people from doing the same when an angel of God appeared to him on February 10, 1980 and banished him from taking traditional, Western or Eastern medicine.

On politics, Pa Abubakar chided the government for its insensitivity to the plight of the masses. He attributed the increasing rate of crime in the country to poverty and urged the Federal Government to develop the nation by providing welfare packages for the unemployed and the needy in the society.

He told public office holders that God was against greed and corruption, adding that the wrath of God was on leaders who failed to address the needs of the people.

He said, ”God gives the rich wealth so that they can take care of the needy. It is very unfortunate that in Nigeria you will see a public office holder having 10 cars, without any going for less than N10m and the majority of people are dying of hunger and want. Allah will surely judge such leaders here and hereafter.”

For a living, Pa Abubakar is a practising spiritualist. And it is the people who come for patronage that sustain him, with some giving him millions of naira, according to the octogenarian.


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