‘The land of easy money’: How the Somali woman who lied to claim asylum and £250,000 in benefit handouts described Britain

By Tamara Cohen and Tom Kelly From The Daily Mail:
Last updated at 2:11 AM on 15th January 2011

Jailed: Somalian Ayan Abdulle used false identities to claim £250,000 in benefitsJailed: Somalian Ayan Abdulle used false identities to claim £250,000 in benefits

A woman who lied about being gang raped in Somalia to claim more than £250,000 in benefits had moved to Britain after boasting it was the ‘land of easy money’.

Ayan Abdulle was jailed this week after investigators discovered that the story she used to win asylum – and later UK citizenship – was a pack of lies.

Now the Daily Mail can reveal the full scale of her fraud and how easily she was able to milk the benefits system for years.

Abdulle, who also used the fake name Amina Muse and is from Somalia, was living in Gothenburg when the authorities insisted immigrants learn Swedish if they wanted to continue to claim handouts.

She told a friend she couldn’t be bothered and moved to England where she knew it would be far easier to collect benefits.

She made up a story to gain asylum and gave herself and five of her six children false names and dates of birth, fraudulently claiming benefits on both the real and invented identities.

And she somehow managed to continue claiming benefits in Sweden for three years after leaving.

Abdulle was born in Mogadishu in 1969 but moved to Sweden in 1994.

Her friend Hodan Abdullahi Egal, who lives in Gothenburg, said yesterday: ‘Ayan liked life here. She never worked, just took things easy and spent her time meeting up with old friends from Mogadishu.

‘But she couldn’t be bothered to learn another language. Instead she decided to move to England.

Lies: Muse claimed she was attacked and her brothers murdered at her house in Somalia in 1998...Lies: Abdulle claimed she was attacked and her brothers murdered at her house in Somalia in 1998…

...reality: At the time of the 'attack', she had just given birth to her daughter in peaceful Sweden …reality: At the time of the ‘attack’, Abdulle had just given birth to her daughter in Sweden

‘She said it was the land of easy money. She was convinced she would have no problems there because the system there made it far easier to collect money without proper checks.’

Abdulle arrived in London in 2004 with her first five children, now aged eight to 17, and her husband Raghe Adan, and claimed asylum under the name Amina Ali Muse.

In her application, she said militiamen had targeted her home in Somalia on December 1, 1998, shooting her brothers dead.

She claimed she had been gang raped while three months pregnant, leading to a miscarriage, and that her niece had been raped, tortured and beaten.

In fact, on that date Abdulle had been in Sweden giving birth to a daughter.

Between June 2004 and May 2010, Abdulle, who was living in Neasden, North-West London, claimed £261,358.14 in handouts.

The cash came from almost every welfare benefit possible, including income support, disability living allowance, carers’ allowance, jobseekers’ allowance, housing benefit, council tax benefit, tax credits and child benefit.

Friends and neighbours in London and Sweden said the only man who ever visited her flat was husband Adan. But in Sweden she registered herself as having married a 41-year-old named Hassan Mohamed Osman in 2007.

And the father of her sixth child, born in 2009, was given as Abdirashid Mohamed Omar, a Somali who arrived in Britain from Kenya in 2006 claiming to be the husband of Amina Muse. He was granted indefinite leave to remain as her spouse.

Abdulle was exposed when she fell out with some members of her family who revealed her fraud to the authorities.

A former friend in London said: ‘She was very secretive. I never saw her with a husband in six years. She changed her mobile phone number every day, you could not contact her.

‘She went back and forth to Gothenburg a lot and she once went to Africa, but via Sweden even though it was more expensive.’

Jailing her for four-and-a-half years at Harrow Crown Court for multiple counts of fraud and deception, Judge Stephen Holt described her actions as a professionally planned ‘cynical and dishonest manipulation of the whole system of asylum’.

Abdulle, who showed no remorse, cannot be deported after finishing her sentence because she was granted British citizenship in 2009.
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8 Replies to “‘The land of easy money’: How the Somali woman who lied to claim asylum and £250,000 in benefit handouts described Britain”

  1. So she is a typical Moslem, a lying Piece of Crap. The issue here is why are White government officials so GULLIBLE ! It’s just mind-boggling to me that so many Whites are total PATSIES ! They will believe anything that some mud creature tells them.
    Smarten up and rid your Western Nations of Third-World Trash… and spend money on your own White people !

  2. Deprivation of British nationalityUnder amendments made by the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, British nationals can be deprived of their citizenship if the Secretary of State is satisfied “deprivation is conducive to the public good”. This provision has been in force since 16 June 2006 when the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 2006 (Commencement No 1) Order 2006 came into force.[21] This provision only applies to dual nationals, and does not operate to render a person stateless.

    Previously, since 2003, under amendments made by the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, British nationals could be deprived of their citizenship if the Secretary of State is satisfied they are responsible for acts seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the United Kingdom or an Overseas Territory.

    British nationals who are naturalised or registered may have their certificates revoked (and hence lose British nationality) if British nationality was obtained by fraud or concealment of a material fact.

  3. The super wealthy progressives couldn’t care less as their accountants make sure they do not pay taxes. The people who suffer are the elderly parents of the working people and the handicapped and mentally disabled. If this piece of shit, and I hate to insult shit ,had been investigated like tax paying citizens are when it’s time to collect their beneifits this would not happen. When someone like me qualifies for benefits, I worked since I was 15 and am now 63 and my husband and I never collect anything. We immigrated when we had to even though we didn’t want to. When I applied for my widow’s benefits it took me 6 months. I almost gave up as I was made feel like a beggar and I had paid into the system. But when I saw people in front of me who could not even write and yet knew their rights I was determined to get what I was entitled too. I was berated by the social worker, but I let him have his say and then I attacked him with reverse racism and within 2 days I had my pension. My advice to anyone fighting for their rights just say excuse me, if I was a minority you would be kissing my ass, but I accuse you of discriminating against native born. Watch the reaction.

  4. Rick this is because the left has pushed the idea of collective inherited guilt over colonialism, the people who make up the lower ranks of the civil service (this name really no longer fits, it should be civil bosses) are afraid of losing their jobs if accused of racism. That is why getalife was able to force them to do their job by accusing them of reverse racism. The hard nosed approach you advocate use to be the norm, but the left realizing they can buy votes with other peoples money started retiring the people who wouldn’t toe the liberal party line.

  5. If we she got her citizenship based on lies, then there is no reason why the Home Secretary cannot revoke her citizenship and deport here and her brood back to Somalia or wherever.

    Britain cannot be responsible for the dregs of the rest of the world.

  6. In a short space of time, we now have over a quarter of a million Somali asylum seekers, who are in the main, totally dependent on Benefits. Assuming £20K to keep a normal non-cheating Somali, this amounts £5bn per year.

    Now look at what Somalis have done to their own country. Does anyone think that they will contribute to the common weal of the UK, an Infidel country?

  7. DP111 you are using logic, the left is confused by logic, as far as they are concerned taking in the refugees is an act of compassion, and anyone asking how the various nations are going to pay for their upkeep are racists to be ignored. They will follow the usual Marxist line and try to raise taxes on anyone who is self supporting on the theory that they are rich and lying about how much money they have.

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