Michael Adebolajo Prefers to be called Mujahid Abu Hamza as he Appears in Court Charged With the Murder of Drummer Lee Rigby

I could be mistaken but I am willing to bet good money that not too many Nigerians wish to be identified with this dude right now. So if he prefers to use a fully Arabic name, all the better for me. Can’t speak for everyone of course.

I think he will proudly admit it and wind up spouting some false religious stuff to support his actions. Whatever. Just lock this guy up and throw the key away already!

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  • 28 year old taken into Westminster Magistrates Court in armoured vehicle
  • Adebolajo had his left arm bandaged and called himself Mujahid Abu Hamza
  • Apparently blew kisses to a man and refused to stand in 12-minute hearing
  • He gripped the Koran with his good arm throughout and pointed upwards
  • Alleged accomplice Michael Adebowale also appeared in separate hearing
  • Both are charged with murder of Lee Rigby and other linked crimes

By MARTIN ROBINSON

Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo has appeared in court accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby.

Dressed in all white with his left arm heavily bandaged, the 28 year old was in the dock flanked by two police officers and a prison guard, and asked to be called Mujahid Abu Hamza.

As he arrived in the courtroom he pointed to the ceiling and kissed a copy of the Koran he gripped throughout the 12-minute hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

He also appeared to smile and blow a kisses to a man in the public gallery, before he was forced to stand in the dock, having initially refused.

Unusual: Michael Adebolajo made a series of gestures in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court, including kissing the Koran while pointing the the skyUnusual: Michael Adebolajo made a series of gestures in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, including kissing the Koran while pointing the the sky

Hearing: Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo, whose left arm was heavily bandaged, refused to stand in court this morning and held the Koran throughoutHearing: Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo, whose left arm was heavily bandaged, refused to stand in court this morning and held the Koran throughout his first appearance before the courts

Gesture: Those in court said that Adebolajo apparently blew kisses to this man from the dock, the unnamed named then apparently pointed to the skyGesture: Those in court said that Adebolajo apparently blew kisses to this man from the dock, the unnamed named then reportedly pointed to the sky

After trying to make several interruptions, he was remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey within 48 hours.

Earlier he was swept into court in an armoured vehicle led by a police convoy.

A number of armed officers formed a ring of steel in central London and shut off the roads leading to the court.

Hearing: A police van drives Michael Adebolajo into Westminster Magistrates court, to face charges linked to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in WoolwichHearing: A police van drives Michael Adebolajo into Westminster Magistrates court, to face charges linked to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich

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 Guard: Armed police closed off roads around the court as the prisoner was swept into the central London court 
High profile: Adebolajo, 28, who was inside this van, is accused of a series of crimes linked to Drummer RigbyHigh profile: Adebolajo, 28, who was inside this van, is accused of a series of crimes linked to Drummer Rigby

Court case: Adebolajo appeared to blow a kiss to this unnamed man, who was pictured outside court Court case: Adebolajo appeared to blow a kiss to this unnamed man, who was pictured outside court

Adebolajo, of Romford, Essex, is accused of killing Lee Rigby, 25, in front of horrified onlookers in south-east London a fortnight ago.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm.

He was shot by police and kept in hospital for nearly ten days under armed guard.

Scotland Yard announced on Friday he had been discharged and taken into custody at a south London police station, where he was then charged.

As he left the hearing Adebolajo again smiled and blew a kiss to a man in the public gallery, and they both pointed to the sky.

His left arm was fully bandaged and he held a copy of the Koran.

As he was asked to stand, Adebolajo said: ‘May I ask why? May I ask why?’

When told it is customary to stand, he said: ‘I want to sit.’

Meanwhile the other key suspect in the case appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Michael Adebowale, 22, was remanded in custody as he appeared via video link.

He is also accused of killing the 25-year-old soldier from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment as the soldier made his way back to Woolwich barracks shortly after 2pm on May 22.

 

Michael Adebolajo Michael Adebowale              Michael Adebowale
Charges: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale  are accused of murdering Lee Rigby and other related charges 
Ring of steel: Armed police outside Westminster Magistrates Court to deal wit the appearance of Michael Adebolajo, 28Ring of steel: Armed police outside Westminster Magistrates Court to deal wit the appearance of Michael Adebolajo, 28

Police presence: Large numbers of officers were brought into Central London to guard the court while Adebolajo was insidePolice presence: Large numbers of officers were brought into Central London to guard the court while Adebolajo was inside

Tragic: Drummer Lee Rigby died in the street as he walked back to his barracks in WoolwichTragic: Drummer Lee Rigby died in the street as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich

Father-of-one Mr Rigby, from Middleton, Rochdale, Lancs, suffered multiple incised wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Adebowale, of Greenwich, is charged with the murder of Drummer Rigby and one count of possessing a 9.4mm KNIL Model 91 revolver.

Adebolajo, 28, of Romford, Essex, is charged with murder,  the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm, namely a 9.4mm KNIL Model 91 Revolver with intent fear of unlawful violence.

Culle from www.dailymail.co.uk

 

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