Laura Sharman 13 February 2020

Councillor found guilty of two counts of fraud

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A Greenwich councillor who applied for social housing despite owning three properties has been found guilty of fraud.

Cllr Ashikodi has been found guilty of two counts of fraud by misrepresentation after she applied for council housing in 2008 and signed a tenancy for a home in 2012 despite owning multiple homes herself.

Debbie Warren, chief executive of Greenwich Council, said: ‘The jury has found that she lied in her application for council housing and also when she signed her tenancy agreement. As well as breaking the law, she denied someone with a genuine need for a secure home.

‘I would like to reiterate that our anti-fraud team operates autonomously from the rest of the council. Officers receive information and investigate without any political involvement and this case was handled in exactly the same way as any other case - we will continue to prosecute where there is evidence of fraud against the council.'

Cllr Ashikodi will be sentenced 4 March

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