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Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebowale wants to serve jail sentence in Nigeria

Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebowale wants to serve jail sentence in Nigeria


One of Lee Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebowale, is reportedly bidding to be transferred to Nigeria to complete his jail sentence in a Nigerian jail with a VIP wing.

Michael Adebowale, 37, is currently in detention at HMP Wakefield, but wants to have a prisoner-swap deal between the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Adebowale, who is serving a 45 year jail term for the 2013 murder, was born in Britain but has Nigerian parents.

A source told The Sun:

“Michael hates Wakefield. It’s stuffed full of lags who see him as a top target. He thinks he can spend the rest of his sentence in Africa.”

It is reported that Adebowale has written to immigration experts asking for advice.

But it is thought that his bid would fail because he was not born in the West African country.

Adebowale was moved to HMP Wakefield, a high security prison dubbed “Monster Mansion”, last year.

He and Michael Adebolajo hacked Mr Rigby, 25, to death by his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London.

The Fusilier’s mother Lyn Rigby reacted to Adebowale’s bid, describing it as a “disgrace and an insult to Lee”.

It was reported that Adebowale plans to seek a transfer to Lagos’ Kirikiri jail where then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed to pay for a new £700,000 wing in 2014.

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