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General News of Sunday, 1 December 2019


I sold my Canadian home for $295,000 to join my husband in Ghana - Romance scam victim

Majorie Newell of Canadian descent who fell prey to Selassie Asamoah’s romance fraud says she put her Canadian home up for sale in order to join him.

Majorie tells Ghanaweb on Say It Loud, that she sold her home for CAD295,000 although she could have earned more with much patience.

In her words “after marriage, the goal was for me to relocate. After our wedding in Ghana, I went back to Canada and sold my home for CAD295,000. I could have earned more but I let it go at that price because I couldn’t wait to relocate.”

Selassie had promised Majorie a bright future, a wonderful marriage later in life and their own bungalow.

But Selassie was not real. He was a romance scammer, something Majorie did not realise until she joined him in Ghana.

The 60-year-old Canadian businesswoman met her soulmate after months of searching, albeit mostly on a dating platform, Tinder.

“He looked nice and sincere, seemed pretty interested in her life goals and was supportive and prayerful, what else should stop her. So strong was the chemistry that it took her 35 days to tie the knot with the love of her life after her first visit to Ghana, she said.

Recounting her ordeal, Majorie lamented how a few months into the marriage her husband, a scammer, defrauded unsuspecting women and rendered them bankrupt.

According to her, after finding out she had been duped by her ‘husband’, she reported the case and later filed for divorce.

The Canadian businesswoman said she was later forced by her husband’s family and pastor with several assurances including the complete turning over a new leaf of her husband to return home after she left her matrimonial home.

“….Selassie had changed. He had accepted Christ. He was changing his life, he was sorry, he loved me, he wanted me back. So, I said okay; next thing I know, a pastor and the uncle approached me, telling me the same thing. I said okay, I’ll go back. I’m a Christian woman.

He’s still my husband, if he’s accepted Christ, it’s my obligation to go back to support him with his faith.” The first night home, he took me to bed and beat me. While he was making love to me, he was beating me across the face, hard.

Saying are you sorry for what you did? So you regret what you have done, talking about the CID charges. So I pretended I liked it because I knew with Selassie that anything I liked, he wouldn’t do and anything I didn’t like he would do to torture me. That’s the kind of person that he turned out to be,” she narrated amidst tears.”

Watch the full interview below