A 35-year-old farmer and councilor representing Iwogu ward in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Ibrahim Kasimu Oboshi, also known as Ogah, has married two young women on the same day.
He married Nazira Dahiru Ozegya and Rabi Isyaku Akose on March 28, 2020.
Speaking exclusively to Newsmen on Saturday, he said, “I am an orphan, self made farmer and now a councilor. As an orphan, I took up farming and school seriously. I made it in farming as I was able to take care of my mother and myself.
I later won election to represent my ward.” What gave me courage to marry two women same day He said that when many people heard he was planning to marry two wives on the same day, they wondered if he was a prince or son of a very rich man, but they were told he was a farmer. He further said, “I earned respect as a commercial farmer. I took farming more seriously than any other thing. Through farming, I earn a living and mingle freely with people.”
He said the most confusing challenge he had about his plan to marry two wives on the same day was how to inform his mother. But when he finally informed her, she asked if it was acceptable in Islam, his religion. She later enquired from imams and they told her that it is acceptable, so she gave her blessing. Asked how he met his brides, Oboshi said, “I started courting Nazira in our town, Keana.
She is kind and prayerful, so we kept planning for our future,’’ adding that he is really in love with her. Also, when he went to Obi Local Government Area, he saw Rabi and spoke to her and she accepted his proposal. He said when he told Nazira that he met another young woman and was planning to marry her as well, she did not object; rather, she prayed that it would be a blessing to them.
He also told Rabi that he wanted to marry her and another young woman on the same day and she said she was ready if he was serious. According to him, it was at that point that he had a rest of mind and started planning to marry them on the same day. He said people kept wondering if he was serious about his intention until he printed pre-wedding pictures with the two would-be brides. Oboshi said that because of his good reputation, parents of the brides did not query his plan to marry their daughters on the same day.