Jailed housing fraudsters hit with £38,000 bill

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Legal, Local Government

A pair of jailed housing fraudsters have been ordered to pay back £38,000. Emmanuel Ekwegbalu and his wife Ada Nwachukwu were imprisoned last year after being found guilty of obtaining a right to buy property by deception. Ekwegbalu, 46, was given a 20 months sentence, whilst Nwachukwu, 41, was sent down for 24 months by Blackfriars Crown Court last year. The investigation was led by Southwark Council which had originally sought to recover around £45,000 from the couple under the Cr...

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