Chief Fidelis Okoye (not real name), an indigene of Umuobasi - Umuanigwe, Enugwu - Mmaku in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State has created history of sort when he married two sisters - Esther and Susan (surname withheld).
The two wives are of the same parents. While the first wife is the first child in the family of seven (six females and a male), the second is the fifth child. Okoye's family is said to be a happy one even as the two women have between 17 and 19 children for their husband.A source close to the family said: "For them, it is like the more the merrier. I believe that the bickering that defines polygamous homes are almost non-existent in the family. The women love themselves as sisters and it has rubbed off on their children. In fact, theirs is a unique or special family, so to say."Uche Unaogu is a teacher from Imo State. His wife of 10 years, Mercy did not give him a child. That not withstanding, the couple is happy together. But the pain of childlessness was too much for them to bear and to overcome this, Mercy arranged for her husband to marry her younger sister, Uloma. Today both Mercy and Uloma are wives to Uche and they have four children.