Michael Adebolajo with a knife following the brutal murder
Adebolajo was being held at the high-security Belmarsh prison, where on 17 July 2015 he lost two of his front teeth while being restrained by five prison officers. The officers were later suspended from duty but were not prosecuted as they claimed only approved restraint techniques had been used.
Fusilier Lee Rigby who was murdered by Muslim fanatics Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowal
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) commented on the incident: “A police investigation into this incident took place and no charges were brought against members of staff. The public will be rightly outraged at the thought of this man receiving compensation from the taxpayer and we robustly defend claims made against the Prison Service.”
Explaining their action Adebolajo and Adebowale said they had killed a soldier to avenge the killing of Muslims by the British armed forces. Both are British of Nigerian descent, raised as Christians, who converted to Islam.