Reports Reaching Trail Reporters Newsroom revealed that a Comptroller of Customs, Fatoba Amos Aderemi has allegedly defrauded a business woman named Rita Emochovwe, based in Warri, Delta State, the sum of N500,000 in the guise of selling a Toyota Camry, “Big for nothing” which he claimed was being auctioned by the Nigeria Customs Service.
A Bank Statement of Account sighted by our Reporter confirmed there was transfer of N500,000 cash on 18th July, 2019 into Aderemi’s Account by the defrauded victim, Rita Emochovwe.
Our reporters gathered that Fatoba Amos Aderemi is currently a Comptroller of Customs serving in one of the States in Nigeria and has since blocked the victim on WhatsApp and other means of communication.
Trail Reporters also gathered that all efforts including text messages forwarded by the victim to Mr. Fatoba Amos Aderemi to refund her money since he couldn’t deliver the car to her as agreed, fell on deaf ears. In a petition addressed to the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) dated 31st January 2020, which was sighted by our Reporter, the petitioner called for a proper investigation and Prosecution of Mr. Fatoba Amos Aderemi for allegedly defrauding her and also to recover her cash from the alleged fraudster.
As at the time of going to the Press, calls and text messages to Mr. Fatoba Amos Aderemi on his telephone line 0703341483* for comments were not responded to and also efforts to reach the spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service for comments did not yield a positive response.