A top immigration officer has been arrested by the Police operatives from the Intelligence Response Team, IRT, Ikeja, Lagos, over an alleged fraud case. She was arrested after her home was busted and hundreds of international passports were recovered.
The incident happened at 15 Taiwo Street in Abaranje, Ikotun area of Lagos where she resided.
PM Express reports that the immigration officer identified as the Deputy Superintendent of Immigration, DSI, Mrs. Ehumibe Moji Dada Omoh claimed to be attached to the Seme border office in Badagry area of Lagos.
Mrs. Omoh an indigene of Auchi in Edo State was alleged to have defrauded many intending travellers to the tune of millions of Naira and frustrated many as a result of fake documents she procured for them.
It was learnt that some of the victims were said to be languishing in various prisons across the world while some were missing and may have died.
Mrs. Omoh’s trouble started after she allegedly defrauded one Captain Young Suleman Omokhuale to the tune of N2.5m in 2017 under the false pretence of securing travelling papers for Mr. Omokhuale’s two sons to travel abroad.
She also was said to have defrauded one Mr. Paulinus of about N1.4m, after being introduced to her by the Managing Director of Don CY Hotel and Suites and many others.
However, Mr. Paulinus ended up in prison as a result of the fake documents she procured for him after obtaining the money from him.
On Mr. Omokhuale’s son, Evans, she reportedly seized the 29-year old Evans inside her house at Abaranje for five months without allowing him access to anyone including his parents.
She reportedly informed Mr. Omokhuale that his son had travelled abroad since 2017 and arranged a fake telephone conversation between Evans and his father.
However, the whole scam came to the open when Evans managed to escape from her, regained his senses and informed his father about what happened.
The father then wrote a petition to the police and Mrs. Omoh was eventually arrested and detained at the Police Command with four other suspects in connection with the alleged fraud.
She was however denied access by the police as they claimed it was too early to speak with her since investigations are already ongoing on the matter which they described as sensitive.