Muslim Beheader Of Soldier Had Been Deported From Kenya To Britain Due To Jihad Activity
May 26, 2013
Woolwich Murderer had been Deported to Britain
One of the suspects in the Woolwich murder case was arrested in Kenya in 2010, and deported to Britain, the British Foreign Office has confirmed.
According to the BBC, the Foreign Office said Michael Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya and received consular assistance "as normal" in the circumstances.
He was believed to have been preparing to fight in the ranks of Somali militant group al-Shabab, a Kenyan government spokesman told the BBC, and was later deported to Britain.
Britain therefore knew that Adebolajo was possibly dangerous, but took him in nonetheless, and apparently set him free.
Meanwhile, police investigating soldier Lee Rigby's murder have arrested a 22-year-old man in north London's Highbury Grove, on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. This brings the total number of arrests made so far in the case to nine.
Footage shows Michael Adebolajo in court in Kenya in 2010
One of the suspects in the Woolwich murder case was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the Foreign Office has confirmed.
It said Michael Adebolajo was arrested there and it gave consular assistance "as normal" in the circumstances.
He was believed to have been preparing to train and fight with Somali militant group al-Shabab, Boniface Mwaniki, head of Kenya's anti-terrorism unit, told the Associated Press.
He said Mr Adebolajo was arrested with five others and later deported.
This footage shows Mr Adebolajo in court in Kenya in 2010 along with a number of other people. He tells the court: "People are mistreating us, we are innocent, believe me."
Caroline Hawley explains what is known about his 2010 arrest.