Indications emerged in Abuja on Wednesday that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, who lost his wife to cancer in January last year is now set to marry a new wife.
The new bride, it was gathered, is 35-year-old Miss Bunu.
Information obtained by the Nigerian Tribune indicated that the wedding fatiha which will come up on September 14 in either Kano or Zamfara states, will be low-key as the IGP is hoping the event be made a private family affair.
It was gathered that the police boss, who had earlier shunned pressure from his kinsmen and friends to re-marry, made a U-turn after considering the demands of his office and the fact that his home front was having some challenges.
Speaking on the development, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, said the 53-year-old widower had the right to marry another wife, noting that his status as the IGP also demanded that he had a wife.
He appealed to the media to respect the privacy of the intended couple.
He said, “we must remember that there is a difference between M.D. Abubakar as IGP and M.D. Abubakar as a private citizen of Nigeria.”