37-year-old Michael Adebowale, who was jailed as Lee Rigby’s killer is reportedly making a bid to serve the rest of his sentence in a Nigerian jail with a VIP wing.Lee Rigby’s killer who was born in Britain and has Nigerian parents, is serving a 45 year jail term for the 2013 murder. Adebowale who is is currently behind bars in HMP Wakefield, is believed to be seeking a prisoner-swap deal. He is reportedly seeking a transfer to Lagos’ Kirikiri jail where then-Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, agreed to pay for a new £700,000 wing in 2014.
A source told The Sun: “Michael hates Wakefield. It’s stuffed full of lags who see him as a top target. He thinks he can spend the rest of his sentence in Africa.” It is however thought that his bid would fail, because he was not born in Nigeria.The newspaper reported that Adebowale has written to immigration experts asking for advice.
Adebowale was moved to HMP Wakefield, a high security prison dubbed “Monster Mansion”, last year. He and Michael Adebolajo hacked Mr Rigby, 25, to death by his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London. The Fusilier’s mother Lyn Rigby reacted to Adebowale’s bid, describing it as a “disgrace and an insult to Lee”.