Michael Adebolajo is a Nigerian but with a British passport,
born in Lambeth to a Christian family, went to Marshalls Park School and studied sociology at the University of Greenwich. He has a history of involvement in radical Islamist activities and had been arrested at a violent protest and later released.According to Anjem Choudary, a radical Muslim cleric, Adebolajo converted to Islam in 2003 and was linked to the outlawed Islamist group al-Muhajiroun. In 2006, Adebolajo was arrested outside the Old Bailey during a protest about the trial of Mizanur Rahman.
In 2009, Adebolajo spoke at a demonstration against the English Defence League and Stop Islamisation of Europe organised by Unite Against Fascism at Harrow Central Mosque. He was recorded saying: “Don’t be scared of them, do not be scared of the police or the cameras. You are here only to please Allah. You’re not here for any other reason, if you are here just for a fight, please leave our ranks. We only want those who are sincere to Allah. Purify your intention.”
In 2010, Adebolajo was arrested in Kenya with five others. He traveled using a British passport in the name Michael Olemendis Ndemolajo.Boniface Mwaniki, head of Kenya’s anti-terrorism unit, said he believed Adebolajo was planning to train with Al-Shabaab, a militant group linked to al-Qaeda. He was released to British authorities in Kenya and deported.The British Foreign Office confirmed “a British national was arrested in Kenya in 2010” and was given consular assistance. No charges were filed against Adebolajo.
Adebolajo had complained of persistent questioning by the British Security Service (MI5) specifically concerning his knowledge of “certain individuals”. Adebolajo alleged that MI5 had asked him to work with them and he had refused. Adebolajo claimed he had been tortured and sexually assaulted by Kenyan troops after his arrest. Life comes at you fast.
Adebolajo was released from hospital on 31 May and taken into police custody. The following day he was charged with Rigby’s murder, two charges of attempting to murder police officers, and possession of a firearm.
Michael Adebolajo has six children by three white women.
The terrorist first became a dad aged 23 when he got two student neighbors pregnant at around the same time in 2007.
The girls that will become soon single mothers met him him at the University of Greenwich in South East London.
Terrorist Adebolajo is a married man on both birth certificates. He has fathered four other children.
He also dated his fellow school pupil Justine Rigden, who was later shortlisted for the “Face of Essex”.
Beautician Justine said he was “lovely” and just a “normal boy” when she knew him as a teenager.