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Lee Rigby’s Killer Pleads To Serve Remaining Jail Term In Nigeria

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A 37-year-old Michael Adebowale, who was convicted to have been one of the killers of Lee Rigby is currently bargaining to serve his remaining jail term in a Nigerian prison.

Naija News understands that Adebowale was sentenced in 2013 to serve a 45-year jail term over the murder of Lee Rigby.

Adebowale who was born in Britain but his parents are Nigerian is already making plans to serve at the VIP wing of a prison in Nigeria.

He is currently behind bars in HMP Wakefield, but he is believed to be seeking a prisoner-swap deal.

The Sun reports that he plans to seek a transfer to Lagos’ Kirikiri jail.

A source told the newspaper: “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.”

The Sun also reported that Adebowale has written to immigration experts asking for advice. But it is thought that his bid would fail because he was not born in Nigeria.

The newspaper also reported that he and his friend, Michael Adebolajo hacked Mr Rigby, 25, to death by his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, in 2013.