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Abu Nusaybah is arrested after informing the BBC that the recent attacker in London was offered a job by the MI6 just months ago, after he was physically and sexually assaulted during a detainment. He was arrested on BBC property directly following the interview.
In the days since the brutal knife attack on a soldier in London a man has come forward with credible information about how one of the suspects was offered a job by MI6, following a detainment overseas.
Information has also came to light that the suspect was assaulted and sexually abused while in custody, which could shed some light on the specifics of this case, as well as a more tangible motive.
Abu Nusaybah told BBC television overnight that Adebolajo was asked by the MI5 domestic intelligence agency if he wanted to work for them. He said Adebolajo had snubbed their approach. The BBC said Abu Nusaybah was promptly arrested on their premises after giving the interview.
Scotland Yard police headquarters said today that counter-terror officers had arrested a 31-year-old man in London on suspicion of the “commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”. It is understood the arrest was not directly linked to the brutal murder of soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in the street Wednesday outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, southeast London.
Abu Nusaybah said after Adebolajo returned from Kenya, MI5 agents repeatedly called at his home. Adebolajo was “basically being harassed by MI5, this is something that he specifically mentioned to me.
“His wording was ‘they are bugging me — they won’t leave me alone’,” Mr Nusaybah said. “He mentioned initially they wanted to ask him whether he knew certain individuals. But after him saying that he didn’t know these individuals and so forth, what he said is they asked him whether he would be interested in working for them.
“He was explicit in that he refused to work for them but he did confirm that he didn’t know the individuals.”
Scotland Yard said officers from Counter-Terrorism Command arrested a 31-year-old man. He was detained “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000”, the statement said.
“The man has been taken to a south London police station, where he remains in custody,” the statement said. “Search warrants are being executed at two residential addresses in east London.”