Why were the benefits granted?

CAN Eastbourne Borough Council explain how a Nigerian national was granted £41,440 in benefits?

Ms Ifeoma Uwaesue on a student visa with two children in tow appears only to have been studying ‘advanced system fiddling’.

Ms Uwaesue’s plea of impecuniosity is not the concern of taxpayers, yet she was able to plunder the benefit system, without proper verification of her status.

The case has the hallmarks of fraud written all over it, frankly I could train a lizard to spot the deception.

With services under threat and pension rights being eroded, EBC should account for themselves.

I will personally take the matter up with Iain Duncan Smith of DWP and will revert to readers with his response.

Helen McCauley

Albert Place

Polegate