Michael Adebolajo, one of the suspects who murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby, has been declared as the most dangerous British prisoner, according a new report.
Daily Post reported that Mirror UK said the 31-year-old has been described by a prison officer as “violent, unpredictable and a major danger to other prisoners”, due to his ability to radicalise other inmates.
A number of inmates have been converted into Adebolajo’s extremist version of Islam and have vowed to become Jihadis when they are eventually freed.
“Adebolajo spends most of his waking hours preaching his distorted form of Islam to anyone who will listen. He sees every inmate as a potential Islamic State soldier whether they are Muslims or not.
“He has a big personality and is very charismatic and some of the more vulnerable prisoners will fall under his spell. He is a very dangerous individual,” a prison official said.
It is understood that Adebolajo has been given “special category” status, because of the danger he represents.
The source added: “If he is suspected of trying to radicalise other inmates we step in and move him.
“But even in prison Adebolajo cannot be watched all the time. We don’t have the staff or the resources.”
Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale killed Fusilier Lee Rigby near his barracks in Woolwich Barracks, South East London in 2013.