Togbui Asilenu, an 80-year-old farmer in Eastern Ghana who has 12 wives and over one hundred children, has revealed how he almost committed incest with his own daughter after proposing to her.
Asilenu said he has given birth to over 100 children from 12 women.
On the occasion of 2017 Father’s Day, the children and the wives, all of who are married to him in a polygamous marriage, marched to Asilenu’s residence on Sunday to celebrate.
“If I get a lady today, I will marry her and have more children. As for men, even in old age we can still father children. I’m not impotent,” Asilenu told TV3’s Portia Gabor who spent some time with the family on Father’s Day.
When asked to do a roll call of all his children, he got stuck along the line in mentioning their names. And it was thus not surprising that he proposed marriage to one of her daughters who he met in town.
One of his sons narrated how his father proposed to one of his sisters and the interesting excuse Mr Asilenu gave when it emerged that he is the father of the lady he had expressed love to.
“He [Asilenu] met the lady and said he loved her…..and later on, the lady said she was his daughter,” He [Asilenu] said his eyes were worrying him, that was why he didn’t notice it was her own daughter and we laughed over it,” she told Portia Gabor.
The son also suspects they are more than 100 children: “In fact we’re plenty, we’re almost 100 and something” he told Portia.
Portia Gabor asked one of his daughters, Mary Asilenun, her place in the family numerically and she simply laughed and responded, “…I can’t remember”.