He was picked up in a pre-dawn raid on his house in Bida, Niger state and charged with "insulting religious creed" and "unlawful marriages".
A Sharia court judge denied him bail until another hearing on October 6.
Last week he won a court injection preventing authorities banishing him if he refused to divorce his wives.
Mr Bello Abubakar, an Islamic preacher, has more than 170 children. More...
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