Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebolago to launch appeal claiming he has ‘renounced violence’

Michael Adebowale (right) and Michael Adebolajo (centre) were found guilty of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby (left)

One of fusilier Lee Rigby’s killers will appeal against his life sentence this week after claiming he has renounced violence.

Michael Adebolago, 29, hacked the 25-year-old soldier to death in south-east London in May last year with his accomplice Michael Adebowale, 23.

They were both jailed for life last December.

But Adebolago is said to be set to claim he is no longer “a Soldier of Allah” in the hope of being freed from prison before reaching old age.

He and his legal team are preparing to challenge his whole life sentence on Wednesday before three judges at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Fellow Muslim convert Adebowale, 23, is also being allowed to appeal against his sentence.

The Judicial Office has confirmed the older man had renewed the challenge to his conviction and sentence.

A spokesman said: “The case will now be heard on December 3.”

Both men were told at their trial they would serve a 45-year minimum sentence.


He must delusional. Or stupid.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Why do they entertain this crap?
    You can renounce performing fellatio.
    And win a Nobel Peace Prize.
    But, if you’ve sucked just one dick they won’t care.
    You’re always going to be a cocksucker.

  • Maggat

    “He must delusional. Or stupid.” I’d say pretty much both.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They only renounce violence AFTER they have been caught.
    Fry ’em both, or as close as England allows these days.

  • winniec

    Repenting does not remove the effects of the sociopathic crime that he planned and executed with great coolness. The law will impose the appropriate penalty according to the severity of the crime.

    “slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush” – Qur’an sura 9:5

  • Sir Barrington Minge

    Appeal? Fine. Now F*uck off and serve the rest of your 45 years.

  • tom_billesley

    An opportunity to increase the minimum jail term of his life sentence

  • Minicapt

    Some of the corrective action needs to be applied against his lawyers. Stupid legal tricks should be tagged as “contempt of court”.

    Cheers