It’s better to marry second wife than to commit adultery – Nigerian woman

A Nigerian businesswoman identified as Hadiza Garba has advised married men to take a second wife instead of committing adultery.

She gave the advice through Facebook, while explaining that it is better for a man to marry a second wife than for him to commit “Zina”.

Zina is an Arabic (Muslim) word which refers to fornication and adultery, where a man engages in intimacy with a woman that is not his wife.

The woman said; “Marrying a second wife is better than commiting “Zina” Fear Allah more than you fear your wife.”

A scholar, Ahmad Umar agreed with her fully and expatiated on the scenarios where one can be said to have committed Zina.

He wrote; “Zina defined. Whoever, being a man or a human fully responsible, has sexual intercourse through the genitvl of a person over whom he has no sxxual right and in circumstances in which no doubt exist as to the illegality of the act is guilty of the offence of zina.”

Marrying a second wife is better than adultery

In other news…

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi’s elder sister, Princess Folashade Ogunwusi-Fadairo says the monarch has never been a believer in polygamy.

She explained during an interview Punch that circumstances forced her brother to take more wives. Oba Adeyeye is married to six women, five of which he tied the knot with in 2022.

Speaking on his decision to bend to the will of tradition, Princess Folashade said it is not her place to meddle but she knows it must have been tough for the royal leader to embrace polygamy against his personal conviction.

She said; “My opinion is that what you have to do, you just have to do it. Meanwhile, that’s his personal life, I can’t meddle in it. What I can say is that I don’t know if you were there during his wedding anniversary or so, if you heard the speech he made, it was very touching and it was something that personally he didn’t like but he had no choice, he had to do it.

“Where the Yoruba are coming from, polygamy is expected. And being the progenitor of the Yoruba race, inu e ni won bi wa si (we were born in it). For instance, my grandfather had eight wives, that’s paternal and my maternal grandfather had about seven or eight wives too. So, it’s something he had to do, although, I think he avoided it.”