Prisoners sue government officials in England too.
The al-Qaida-inspired Muslim extremist who brutally hacked British soldier Lee Rigby to death in southwest London two years ago is suing prison officials for the loss of his front teeth.
Michael Adebolajo claims he lost his front teeth as the result of a scuffler with prison guards after his arrest but before his trial, according to The Associated Press, which reported:
He claims he was assaulted by five prison officers two years ago.
The government indicated Thursday it will challenge the compensation claim. A Ministry of Justice statement said a police investigation into the incident ended without charges being brought against the officers involved.
Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were both convicted of the brazen May 22, 2013 daylight murder of Rigby, by first running him over with their vehicle, and then hacking him to death with knives and a cleaver.
The crime took place near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London’s Woolwich section, where Rigby served as a member of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
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