UK Daily Mail
May 25, 2013
Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo was approached by MI5 six months ago and asked if he would work for the security service, it was claimed last night.
A childhood friend of the suspected terrorist claimed MI5 started following Adebolajo after a trip to Kenya last year.
Abu Nusaybah said the murder suspect believed MI5 was bugging him and ‘knocking on his door’ asking for information on ‘certain individuals’.
MI5 is already facing criticism after it emerged Adebolajo and fellow suspect Michael Adebowale had been monitored by the security service for eight years.
It is facing an inquiry by MPs amid a raft of devastating revelations about the alleged killers’ known links to Islamist extremism.
Mr Nusaybah, speaking on the BBC’s Newsnight programme last night about Abebolajo’s MI5 claims, said : ‘His wording was, “They are bugging me – they won’t leave me alone.”