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Nigerian-British Terrorist Michael Adebolajo gets Life Imprisonment for the Murder of British Soldier

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It was a huge shock around the world in May 2013 when two black men attacked and killed a British soldier in broad day light.

They were later identified as Nigerians – 29-year old Michael Adebolajo and 22-year old Michael Adebowale. The British soldier was Lee RigbyIf you missed the first post on the story, click here

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Yesterday, Adebolajo and his accomplice Adebowale were sentenced to life imprisonment and 45 years in jail respectively.

According to The Guardian UK, Adebolajo was given the whole-life term for leading the first al-Qaida-inspired terrorist attack on British soil to claim a life since the 7 July bombings eight years ago.

At the sentencing, the two terrorists fought the guards in the dock of the court yards.

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Adebolajo claims his act of butchery was a military strike commanded by God and that he was a soldier of Allah. The judge replied that their actions were “a betrayal of Islam and of the peaceful Muslim communities who give so much to our country”.

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Late Lee Rigby’s Son & Wife at the Trial

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A furious Adebowale shouted “that is a lie…you know nothing about Islam.”. He later shouted “I swear by Allah that America will not be safe.”

Adebolajo later joined in, shouting “Allahu Akbar” meaning God is greatest. Adebolajo was pinned down, with his legs in the air, before being moved to the cell. His accomplice Adebowale was also dragged out.

Adebolajo will appeal against his conviction.

Lee RigbyProtests outside the Old Bailey as Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are sentenced
Photo Credit: Daily Mail UK

19 Comments

  1. Tusar

    February 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Oya o, those pple claiming Nigerian-brits as their own shey you guys will also put out a full page out in the Newspaper for your brother announcing the sentence. It’s only fair as you did the same for your brother Chiwetel. 🙂

    • Tru

      February 27, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Nne preach!!!!

  2. Tusar

    February 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

    On a serious note though, I believe he got the sentence he deserves.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    February 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

    He so deserve that sentence…… Heartless individual….. May his soul rest in perfect pieces…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. Hurperyearmie

    February 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Those guys are seriously crazy!!!!!!!! mehn i feel for the british soldier’s son cutie your father is truly a HERO

  5. Sexxie

    February 27, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Tears!…the little boy’s tee broke my heart.

  6. Sexxie

    February 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

    God forgive me but I think these two animals deserve capital punishment. Their allah must be ashamed of them.

  7. Geebabe

    February 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Where’s the death sentence when you need it?

  8. voice

    February 27, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Beasts these two deserve much more ,i hate people who hide behind religion and commit crime, you kill another human being and you think God’s proud. Death is even too good for those two.Pray they spend each moment of their life in anguish and turmoil.

  9. Tincan

    February 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Animals!

  10. Grown Woman

    February 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Chei ths two wicked people deserve death sentence God help us all …this world is truly coming to an end.

  11. mrs chidukane

    February 27, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    BN,BN,BN How many times did I call you? Please they are british,not Nigerian british. Chinwetel even lived a little in Nigeria. These ones were born abroad and have never visited. Please don’t tarnish our good name 🙂 May Lee Rigby’s soul RIP

    • AA

      February 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      LOLOL!!! Abeg madam, stop denying your own. We Nigerians only like to claim the good. Chiwetel has disowned us but you want to claim him by force. They are Nigerians, simple! Lets learn from this and move on.

  12. Mrs. I. R.

    February 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    the judge was too linient with those two terrorist.

  13. MS Vix

    February 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    These guys are not Nigerians,they are British with Nigerian heritage! People need to get these things rights…..

  14. Mz Socially Awkward...

    February 27, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Look at that little boy who doesn’t even fully comprehend that these senseless beasts have condemned him to growing up without his father…

    God has just been used to justify so much evil and we wonder why atheism continues to be the preference of many British people.

  15. ij

    February 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    na wa appeal his conviction? what exactly did he expect after nearly chopping someones neck in broad daylight ? i hope he encounters hostility in abundance in prison , in fact someone in prison should do the world a favor and do the needful .Banza

  16. Ellybante

    February 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    hmm, God dey

  17. fedup

    February 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    The same set of people are the ones disturbing the whole world, who knows if their god is a Vamp….Blood sucking fanatics!

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