29 May, 2013

UK Murder: Adebolajo's Family Express Their Profound Shame Over The Attack

UK Murder: Adebolajo's Family Express Their Profound Shame Over The Attack

28 May, 2013

The family of one of the Woolwich terror suspects today expressed their “profound shame and distress” over the “senseless killing” of soldier Lee Rigby.

Relatives of Michael Adebolajo, 28, sent their “heartfelt condolence” to the family of the tragic drummer, who was hacked to death near barracks in south-east London.
In a statement, the Adebolajo family said: "Nothing we can 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 to our family."
They said they believed that “there is no place for violence in the name of religion or politics”, adding that they “wholeheartedly condemn all those who engage in acts of terror”.
They went on: "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 with the strength and fortitude to cope with this tragedy."

The statement came as Adebolajo’s alleged accomplice – also shot by police after the murder of soldier Lee Rigby – was discharged from hospital.
Michael Adebowale, 22, was taken into custody at a police station in south London this afternoon.
Adebowale, from Greenwich, south east London, was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Drummer Rigby on May 22 – and this afternoon was further arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer.