Yesterday, a shocking video emerged showing the two suspects of the London slaying being shot by police moments after they hacked a soldier to death in broad daylight and today new details in the bizarre ordeal has emerged.
The Wife Of The Slain Soldier Gave A Heartbreaking Interview:
Friday the wife of the slain soldier said that she thought that once her husband returned from Afghanistan he would be safe.
Struggling to speak to reporters during the short press conference at the regimental headquarters of her husband’s unit, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at Bury in Greater Manchester she tearfully she told the press:
“I just want to say that I love Lee. I always will and I’m proud to be his wife. He was a devoted father to our son Jack and we’ll both miss him terribly.”
She also stated:
“You don’t expect it to happen when he’s in the U.K. You think they’re safe,” she said. “You know it’s dangerous when they go somewhere like [Afghanistan]. … He’s walked up and down that road so many times before.”
The slain soldier’s stepfather, Ian Rigby, also spoke during the interview.
“Lee was a man who loved people. He had many friends growing up in Middleton and on army duties all over the world.”
Suspect’s Mother Believes He Was Brainwashed:
The mother of one of the suspects seems to have believed her son was brainwashed and desperately battled to turn him against extremism after becoming concerned by his behavior.
Friends say Juliet Obasuyi was worried her son, Michael Adebowale was turning against the family and wanted him to have ‘spiritual guidance’ before he radicalised himself.
The 43-year-old was often left in tears after speaking to her Adebowale and looked to her neighbors and friends for help.
According to reports, one neighbors says Mrs Obasuyi went to him about nine months ago after her son dropped out of university and said that her son was not listening anymore.
Another friend of Mrs Obasuyi, Steve Adebiyi, told the newspaper that Adebowale was giving his mother problems, saying:
‘They brainwashed him,’
Friend Of Suspect Arrested Right After Interview With The BBC:
A friend of Michael Adebolajo, Abu Nusaybah, was questioned by counterterrorism police and arrested immediately after he gave a BBC Television interview describing how Adebolajo may have become radicalized alleging that Britain’s security services tried to recruit him.
Police said Nusaybah was wanted on suspicion of involvement in unspecified acts of terrorism.
ABC News reports:
Nusaybah said Adebolajo became withdrawn after returning last year from a visit to Kenya, where he claimed he had been arrested and then abused both physically and sexually while in jail. Nusaybah claimed that Britain’s domestic spy agency, MI5, approached Adebolajo to recruit him upon his return to Britain about six months ago.
Nusaybah told the BBC:
“Although that change wasn’t necessarily one that became overt, aggressive or anything like that, he became … less talkative. He wasn’t his bubbly self,”
Right after this interview, Nubsaybah was arrest outside BBC’s studios.
Although they do not identify Nusaybah, London police confirmed that a 31-year-old man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of “the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.”