93-year-old controversial Islamic preacher and polygamist, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Masaba was reported dead on Saturday, January 28.
It could be recalled that his Personal Assistant (PA), Alhaji Mutairu Salawudeen Bello, who confirmed Masaba’s death, said that the preacher died in his residence in Bida, Niger state, on Saturday, after a brief illness leaving behind about 130 wives and 203 children.
However, for the late Malam Muhammad Abubakar Bello Masaba, he chose to marry dozens of wives and subsequently gave birth to scores of children. Masaba, as he was popularly called, came into limelight in 2008 when his romantic lifestyle was exposed.
As of that time, he was 88 years and had 113 wives out of which seven died and 20 divorced, leaving him with 86 wives and 190 children.