- Muhammad Abid, 27, was given a council flat in Manor Park by Newham Council
- He was then able to swindle another first-floor flat for his wife in Canning Town
- Abid was jailed for four years and three months for failing to report terror plot
A jihadi who plotted to bomb 30 landmarks acrossLondon had two council houses - one for himself and another for his wife.
Muhammad Abid was jailed alongside two other men over a plot to brainwash Muslim boys as young as 11.
The 27-year-old wanted to train youngsters to drive cars 'like Mujahideen' before arming them with weapons to carry out atrocities at targets including Big Ben, Heathrow Airport and Westfield shopping centre
Abid swindled his way to two council flats by claiming his wife needed her own because she 'wanted her independence'.
He hired lawyers to demand a second taxpayer-funded home from Newham Council - and was eventually successful.
Abid also claimed benefits for being his wife Juwayriyah Noor's carer, despite living apart from her in this East London tower block.
He told the council she was suffering 'stress and depression' and required full-time care.
However, he stayed holed up at his other flat 20 minutes drive away.
MPs have called for an investigation into how east London's Newham Council was duped.
Former Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel said: 'The abuse of the housing register and benefits system is scandalous and questions must be asked as to how he cheated it.
'At a time when there is a shortage of housing Newham should have been more vigilant and carried out more checks.'
Newham Council said today: 'The council was not aware that they were a couple until after the husband's arrest.
'They have never been dealt with by our housing service as a couple.'
The father-of-three was born and raised in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - the hometown of three of the four 7/7 bombers.
In 2010 he moved to London to work as an electrician and married Juwayriyah in 2012.
A year later he was given a one-bedroom flat in a tower block in Manor Park, east London.
However, his wife was also given a flat on the first floor of a building just four miles away in Canning Town.
Abid told jurors: 'She wanted to maintain her independence from myself and, number two, because of her health conditions.'
He also claimed he was forced to become her carer when she suffered post-natal depression.
Umar Haque showed beheading videos to children as young as 11 and made them reenact the Westminster terror attack in which a policeman was stabbed to death.
Haque had access to 250 children over four years while working at two Muslim secondary schools and teaching after-school classes at a madrasa attached to a mosque in Barking.
Police believe he tried to radicalise around 110 boys and girls.
He had disturbing conversations with fellow teachers Abuthaher Mamun, 19, and Muhammad Abid, 27 about radicalising pupils and carrying out attacks.
Haque is also said to have known London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt who, with accomplices Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, ploughed a white van into pedestrians before rampaging through Borough Market with knives last year.
The three men killed eight people and injured 48 before dying in a hail of police bullets.
Abid was jailed for four years and three months at the Old Bailey yesterday for failing to disclose information about terror plans hatched by co-defendant, Umar Haque.
Juwayriyah's neighbors yesterday told The Sun it was an outrage she and Abid had been allowed a flat each.
Rukshana Begum, 37, said: 'It's a scam basically. We all want more space to live but we can't just pick up the phone to the council and demand what we want. What checks did they make? I think the council should have been tougher.'
A third man, Abuthaher Mamun, 19, was handed 12 years for helping Haque prepare attacks.
A fourth man, Nadeem Patel, 26, was cleared of plotting with Haque and had previously admitted to having a gun.
Bookmaker Abuthaher Mamun, 19, was jailed for 12 years with a further year on extended licence.