Africoon Scam Artist Costing The State €27,000 Every Month

Irish Times

A judge has expressed concern whether a young asylum seeker receiving specialised healthcare costing €27,000 a month is engaged in an “elaborate hoax”.

The president of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly stressed on Tuesday there was no finding of hoax at this stage and he would await investigations by the HSE, but said he was concerned recent medical evidence suggested the man “has been acting out a part”.

Aged in his twenties and from a war-torn African country, the man arrived in Ireland in 2015 in unexplained circumstances.