Family of Michael Adebolajo Speak of ‘Profound Shame’

Michael Adebolajo London Killing
Idiot Michael Adebolajo

AFRICANGLOBE – The family of one of the men suspected of butchering a British solider have today (May 29) expressed their “profound shame and distress” over the “senseless killing.”

Relatives of Michael Adebolajo, 28, have released a statement sending their “heartfelt condolences” to Drummer Lee Rigby’s family and said they “unreservedly put our faith in the rule of law.”

The statement said: “We wish to state openly that we believe that there is no place for violence in the name of religion or politics. We believe that all right thinking members of society share this view wherever they were born and whatever their religion and political beliefs.

“We wholeheartedly condemn all those who engage in acts of terror and fully reject any suggestion by them that religion or politics can justify this kind of violence.

“We unreservedly put our faith in the rule of law and with others fully expect that all the perpetrators will be brought to justice under the law of the land.”

Adebolajo remains in hospital following the killing of Lee Rigby, his suspected accomplice, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale was released from hospital today. They were both shot by armed police in the immediate aftermath of Drummer Rigby’s murder in Woolwich, south London, last Wednesday (May 22).

Detectives have since arrested 10 people. A 50-year-old man was held in Welling, south east London, on Monday.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Highbury, north London, on Sunday, and three men detained on Saturday over the killing have all been released on bail along with a fifth man, aged 29.

Two women, aged 29 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder but later released without charge.

FULL STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL ADEBOLAJO

“Nothing we say can undo the events of last week.

“However, as a family, we wish to share with others our horror at the senseless killing of Lee Rigby and express our profound shame and distress that this has brought on our family.

“We send our heartfelt condolence to Lee Rigby’s family and loved ones.

“We wish so state openly that we believe that there is no place for violence in the name of religion or politics. We believe all right thinking members of society share this view wherever they were born and whatever their religion and political beliefs.

“We wholeheartedly condemn all those who engage in acts of terror and fully reject any suggestion by them that religion or politics can justify this kind of violence.

“We unreservedly put our faith in the rule of law and with others fully expect that all the perpetrators will be brought to justice under the law of the land.

“And we pray for Lee Rigby’s soul to rest in peace, for the Lord to comfort his parents and loved ones and provide all of us affected the strength and fortitude to cope with this tragedy.

“In all the circumstances and in respect to on-going police investigations, this is the only statement we wish to give. We ask that we are not contacted for further comments.”