Greenwich Labour Councillor Charged With Fraud

A Greenwich councillor has been accused of fraud and perverting the course of justice.

Tonia Ashikodi, who was one of the black candidates elected for the Labour Party in Glyndon ward in May 2016, is charged with two counts of fraud by misrepresentation in applications to Greenwich Council for housing in October 2008 and May 2012.

She is also charged with perverting the course of justice in May 2018.

Ashikodi, 29, was due to appear alongside her 49-year-old father, Tony Ashikodi.

But Bexley magistrates were told that Greenwich Council, which is bringing the case against her, had agreed to adjourn the case because she had booked a holiday.

Tony Ashikodi, who lives in Thamesmead, is charged with perverting the course of justice at the same time.

The charges were brought by Greenwich Council after an investigation into property ownership and Tonia Ashikodi’s tenancy of a council home.

The hearing has been adjourned until Monday 20 August, magistrates in Bexleyheath heard this morning.

A close friend of Ashikodi’s said “It a very sad news and as a Nigerian I am short of words.
I have spoken to her and she told me it was not true but she has left in the hands of God and justice system to bring out the truth”.

Ashikodi belives she was set up

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