Michael Adebolajo, a Nigerian who murdered British soldier Fusilier Lee Rigley , opposite the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London in 2013 has finally shown remorse as he admitted his guilt in a jail confession and plans to write to Mr. Rigby’s family to apologise for the horrific slaying.
The 31-year-old muslim exremist is serving life behind bars in high-security HMP Woodhill, outside Milton Keynes and is regarded as the most dangerous prisoner in the British penal system.
But Adebolajo ahs reportedly expressed his remorse to fellow inmates and prison staff over the killing of the soldier, and also admitted he ‘misinterpreted’ the Koran having cited the Islam’s holy book moments after the attack, which he carried out with accomplice Michael Adebowale, now 27.
A source told The Sun on Sunday, ‘Adebolajo is widely regarded as one of the most dangerous extremists in the prison system. A month ago he approached a fellow inmate and a member of prison pastoral staff to say he finally regretted the murder and acknowledged he took an innocent life.’
Other inmates said Adebolajo now wants to apologise to Lee’s family.
However, Lee’s mother Lyn Rigby, 51, who battled depression since the death of her son is said to be repulsed by Adebolajo’s change of heart and will never forgive him.
‘To hear his killer say that Lee was innocent and that he regrets killing him is the ultimate kick in the teeth,’ she told The Sun on Sunday.