Police officers quite different from those in their country

News 21 December, 2017
  • Frederique Giguere

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 21:33

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017 21:33

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    While the forces of order represent the enemy, and the corruption in their countries of origin, newcomers were amazed to see police serve them dinner, and give toys to their children on Wednesday at Laval.

    “It is a different experience, never in my life I would never have thought to fraternize with police,” said Awe Eniola, of nigerian origin. The 37 year old woman came to Quebec last week with his girls, 11 and 8 years old. She had no other choice than to leave his country, since the authorities force him to be circumcised its small.

    “I myself had to undergo this procedure without anesthesia and I can still remember the smallest details, she told. It was inconceivable for me to do that to my children. “

    Like a hundred other migrants, Awe Eniola and her girls are staying at Manoir Chomedey Laval. The residence for the elderly has been transformed into a real haven during the wave of mass arrival at the canada-u.s. border last summer. Currently, approximately 120 migrants are hosted, including fifty children. We welcome the new arrivals for a stay of approximately 20 days. They must then fend for themselves to find shelter.

    “A shock “

    Fifty refugees have responded to the invitation of the police of Laval who come to pick up their portion of meatball on the ground floor of the residence Wednesday noon. Stuffed toys were also distributed to the many children present.

    “It’s such a shock to see it, it is unreal to see the police reaching out to people like us,” said Raymond Koko, a father of five children.

    Forced to succeed his father as the leader of a village, the Nigerian 48-year-old has received death threats because he refused to submit to certain practices, such as voodoo. Feeling real danger for his family, Raymond Koko had no other choice than to flee.

    Threatened by her parents

    Arrival in Quebec a week ago, a Nigerian 23-year-old has also had to pack his bags in an emergency when his own parents threatened to kill her.

    “I got caught in flagrante delicto with my partner in my country a few weeks ago, said the young lady company to prevent her family, the traces. My parents would have wanted me to say that I am not a lesbian, but I refused and I was made to understand that they were going to kill me. “

    Penniless and completely alone, the one who was studying business management in Nigeria dream now to live his life freely.

    “I know that Canadians are very open-minded and I just want to be a young modern woman and build myself a nice life here. “