Gravesend man jailed for not paying £10,000 of council tax

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A Gravesend man has been jailed for refusing to pay £10,000 in council tax.

Tiawo Odubajo, of The Warren, was found guilty of wilfully refusing to pay £10,794 in outstanding council tax in June last year and he was given a suspended prison sentence of 170 days.

After he failed to attend two further hearings, Dartford magistrates issued a warrant on January 23 for Odubajo to go to prison.

Magistrates heard he had failed to repay the owed tax.

Odubajo, aged 52, had said he was prepared to go to prison but evaded the warrant officer.

He was arrested in Gravesend town centre and sent to prison on March 3.

He was subsequently released from prison following full payment of his council tax debt.

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10:24am Fri 14 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

By the way, WHO did pay the bill in the end? No doubt it wasn't himself im guessing!
By the way, WHO did pay the bill in the end? No doubt it wasn't himself im guessing! sarfflondonbird
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6:00pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Brook says...

Probably paid out of his undeclared assets
(undeclared when claiming benefits)
Probably paid out of his undeclared assets (undeclared when claiming benefits) Brook
  • Score: 6

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