Michael Adebowale, Islamic extremist who killed British soldier moved to psychiatric hospital
An Islamic extremist who murdered British soldier Lee Rigley in London will be moved back to a ‘softer’ psychiatric hospital from jail, the UK Sun reports.
Michael Adebowale, 25, has been in high-security prison HMP Wakefield since September 2015 after he and accomplice Michael Adebolajo hacked the 22-year-old fusilier to death in Woolwich in May 2013.
The pair ran down the solider, a father-of-one, with a car before launching a brutal machete attack.
Adebowale was transferred from the tough category A prison in Yorkshire to the “softer” psychiatric hospital, where it costs £250,000-a-year to house inmate.
According to the newspaper, Adebowale has refused to comply with medical treatment while in Wakefield jail leaving officials no choice. The move was reportedly passed last month and the killer made the 210-mile journey earlier this week.
His victim’s family have spoken of their outrage following his transfer to the softer establishment. Fusilier Rigby’s mum Lyn, 50, had hailed the end of his “gentler life” following his original move from the hospital said: “I’ve said before that Adebowale deserves to be in a tough prison for what he did to my Lee,” she told The Sun.
“I get the impression this whole situation is going to yo-yo back and forth for years because the authorities clearly don’t know how to deal with him. I need to be reassured that the right punishment is being handed down to the man who took my son’s life.”
Source: London Evening Standard