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Man jailed for fraud offences

News   •   Oct 18, 2018 11:31 BST

[Koffi Kouakou]

A man has been sentenced to four years in jail after being convicted of fraud relating to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Koffi Kouakou, 53 (25.11.64) of Westfield Close, SW10 appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 18 October.

He had pleaded guilty at the same court on Wednesday, 17 October, to fraud by false representation.

Kouakou claimed that he had been living in a flat in Grenfell Tower and had been in a relationship with the occupant, who died in the fire.

As a result of his claim, he was accommodated in a hotel for approximately two months before moving into a council funded flat.

The cost of the hotel accommodation and costs for the flat were just in excess of £30,000.

Detectives established that Kouakou had not lived in the tower. They also confirmed that he had not been in a relationship with the woman.

He was arrested on Thursday, 7 June and subsequently charged.