Posted by From Desmond Mgboh, Kano on
Former Lagos Police boss, Police Commissioner Abubakar Tsav (rtd) has accused the Nigerian elite class of sheer hypocrisy over the noise about Alhaji Bello Masaaba, the controversial polygamist that married 86 wives.
Former Lagos Police boss, Police Commissioner Abubakar Tsav (rtd) has accused the Nigerian elite class of sheer hypocrisy over the noise about Alhaji Bello Masaaba, the controversial polygamist that married 86 wives. According to Tsav, the same crowd of religious purists knew that Late Chief M.K.O Abiola was married to so many wives but did not make a fuss about it because of his statue and wealth.
Speaking to the Saturday Sun in Kano, the police boss cum social critic said the problem with the Nigeria crowd is that they are all pretenders. He noted that the former presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, was not prosecuted by the state or harassed in the same manner like the man from Niger State for his marital status, even though it was in the public domain that Chief Abiola had several wives, above the figure approved by his religion.
While accusing those prosecuting Masaaba as simply being selective in their dispensation of justice, he said a lot of Nigerians are guilty of the same offence, if not worst, adding that most Nigerians, either as Christians or Moslems have never maintained the number of women allowed by their religious faith and so, can not claim any moral authority over the accused.
“Christians are supposed to marry one wife only, but there are many enlightened Christians, who are marrying more than a wife” he said. He added that, “Many of our leaders in Nigeria today keep a large number of mistresses and concubines. Sex is a booming industry which suffers no recession, since no raw material or electric power is needed to go into production.”
According the former police boss, the Nigeria Police Force was not exactly right in effecting his arrest in the first place as he has not really violated the laws of the land. He further stated.
“I don’t think that the police have the right to arrest the man with 86 wives, except in a state that practices the Sharia law. The police were simply over zealous. It could have been a different thing if any or some of the 86 wives had complained of a forced marriage”.
Nevertheless, Tsav said that beyond the fine points of the law and justice, the man at the center of the storm, is a sex maniac who wants to satisfy his sexual needs without giving room for charges of adultery and fornication.
He therefore advised Nigerians, Christians and Moslems alike, to leave the issue of marital impropriety of the man with 86 wives in the hands of the Almighty God.
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