A woman from Cameroon who took advantage of the naivety of a Quebecer to marry him and immigrate to Canada, not only had her marriage invalidated, but she will also have to pay him more than $ 20,000 in damages.
After taking advantage of the naivety of a Quebecer to marry him and immigrate to Canada, a Cameroonian woman saw her marriage invalidated and ordered to pay a sum of more than $ 20,000 in damages, to her ex-husband by a Canadian court, camerounactuonline.com learned from Journal du Quebec.
“The court concludes that Madame used Mister to facilitate his immigration to Quebec, that she never liked him or really intended to form a couple with him, and that she took advantage of his vulnerability“, Judge Jean Sébastien Vaillancourt ruled in favor of the man last week at the Longueuil courthouse.
The man, a 38-year-old resident of Beloeil, who cannot be named by court order, believed he had found love when he met his future wife on the internet in 2015.
The woman, who lived in Cameroon, however, had a sister in Quebec and thanks to her, among other things, she managed to convince the man that she came from a “good family” and that they were to get married. A few months later, Monsieur crossed the Atlantic to marry Madame.
“Sir, although he may have been worried that Madame might be ill-intentioned, is all in all candid and once reassured by the sister, he could not imagine that Madame’s intentions were malicious,” noted the magistrate.
Except that once married, Madame urged her new husband to sponsor her and her son in order to immigrate to Canada. And in the meantime, she demanded money, monthly, for her rent and a phone, among other things.
“Over time, he will transfer amounts totaling $ 10,585 to him,” explains the judge.
And two years later, when he arrived in the country, the situation got even worse.
“When she arrived at Monsieur, Madame was disappointed with the furniture,” we read in the judgment. She will insist that the “shit couch” be replaced by the end of the month. Afterwards, she will insist that he buy her a new cell phone and provide her with cable and an unlimited internet subscription. “
At the same time, the woman had found a job and was hardly at home, so it was Monsieur who took care of the son. When she went out at night, it was to “facilitate her integration into Quebec,” she told him.
“During this time, Madame keeps her salary, explaining to Monsieur that it should only be used to spoil her and her son, or to help her relatives in Cameroon,” the judge continued.
Thus, because of the “pressures and schemes” of Madame and her sister, the judge annulled the marriage and ordered the woman to pay the amounts that the latter had paid her over time to the man. However, the sponsorship contract was not canceled, as the judge considered it valid.