A 92-year-old Nigerian ‘cult leader’ who has 97 wives says he will not stop marrying “as many women as possible” until he dies.
Mohammed Bello Abubakar had married 107 women, but he is now looking for more brides after deciding to divorced 10 of them.
The elderly religious leader has outlived many of his 185 children and says that his lifestyle is a “divine calling.”
But the polygamist from the city of Bida in Nigeria’s central state of Niger has angered local Islamic authorities, who are describing his household as a cult.
However, Abubakar calls his lifestyle a “divine calling” and told local media that his critics were simply jealous because “they envy what God has done and what He is still doing for me.”
The OAP made headlines some eight years ago when he was ordered by the same Islamic authorities to divorce 82 of his wives – at the time he had 86 of them.
According to local reports, he disobeyed the Sharia court decree, challenging the local Islamic scholars by saying that there was no punishment stated in the Koran about having more than four wives.