The Man With 86 Wives… Must Divorce 82…


Just spotted this on BBC site although its a bit of an old story thought it was some mean feet :- a Nigerian man who has 86 wives has been ordered under an Islamic law to divorce 82 of them, or face death.

Mr Abubakar 84 had challenged Islamic scholars, saying there was no punishment stated in the Koran for having more than four wives.

He argued that being forced to leave his wives would cause undue hardship: β€œAll 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?”

At last count, Mr Abubakar was said to have somewhere over 170 children.

Just think of the amount he would have had to pay out if he was in the west in alimony plus brings a whole new meaning to Desperate Housewives πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.