Akwa Douala, Cameroon – A fake immigration officer called Sense Tchieungue Christian is now a fugitive after swindling over 50 Cameroonians through his fraudulent immigration agency, “Immigration au Canada RDS,” which operated in Akwa Douala, the bustling commercial hub of Cameroon.
Tchieungue Christian consistently made promises to his clients, assuring them of his ability to process their immigration documents and facilitate their relocation to Canada. However, once he received substantial sums of money, he vanished.
One victim, Roger Ngoufack, disclosed his ordeal, saying, “I gave 3.5 million CFA francs (equivalent to 5,703 USD) to Tchieungue. He assured me that my documents would be processed within three months, so I could relocate to Canada. After making the payment, I tried to stay in contact with him to monitor the progress of my application, but he repeatedly urged me to be patient. To my shock, I recently learned that he has disappeared. I am left speechless.”
Another victim, who preferred to remain anonymous, revealed that she paid Tchieungue Christian over 1 million CFA francs to assist in processing her Canadian visa application, specifically for acquiring permanent residence status.
“He claimed to have influential connections with Canadian immigration officials, assuring me of securing a visa within a few months,” the source explained. “But after my payment, he disappeared, and I have been unable to reach him since,” she added.
One client also shared her devastating experience of how Tchieungue Christian promised to facilitate her entire family’s migration to Canada.
“He assured me that he could arrange visas for all of us, enabling us to relocate to Canada within a year. However, following my payment, he vanished, and we remain stuck in Cameroon.”
Although a police complaint has been filed against Tchieungue Christian, he has yet to be apprehended.
Cameroon is teeming with immigration agencies, like Immigration au Canada RDS, many of which operate without regulation. These unscrupulous agencies have managed to deceive numerous Cameroonians, extracting at least a million CFA francs from each victim and often fleeing with their passports.
This situation highlights the pressing need for government oversight in this sector, particularly for agencies specializing in Canadian immigration services. In today’s climate, it is increasingly challenging to identify legitimate agencies that can see the immigration process through to its conclusion.
While the victims deserve empathy and justice, this unfortunate episode serves as a cautionary tale. It raises questions about the wisdom of entrusting such critical life decisions to private entities and underscores the necessity of exercising due diligence when seeking assistance with immigration matters. Ultimately, the role of the embassy in facilitating the application process directly should not be underestimated.