Councillor Marries Two Women On The Same Day In Nasarawa
Ibrahim Oboshi, a councilor in Nasarawa state has put a ring on the finger of not just one woman but two as he reportedly married two women on the same day.
Oboshi who is a serving councilor in the Iwogu ward in the Keana council area of Nasarawa state held a wedding ceremony with two brides on the same day.
The weddings held at different times and locations earlier this week.
The first wedding reportedly held at 10 am in Keana area as Oboshi tied the knot with his bride Nazira Ozegya.
After this, he proceeded to his second wedding ceremony which held at 12 pm at a different location in Obi town. Here, he married his second bride Rabi Akose.
Both wives have since moved in with Oboshi the groom.
The act of having more one wife is of no unusual instance in the Northern part of Nigeria.
The tradition in the North allows men to be opened to marriage with many women as long as the man can provide for the women and their offsprings.
However, the tradition is not applicable to females. It does not permit women to marry more than one husband. It is termed a taboo for the females to be the wife of more than one male. It is also customary for all the wives to live together in the same compound with each other and their husband.
The polygamy tradition is gradually becoming obsolete due to the emergence of religion, nevertheless, it is still being practiced in various communities situated in countries outside Nigeria.
These areas include Algeria, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait Iran and many more.