Ibrahim Hassan 2013
- Â Abu Nusaybah was arrested after giving interview to BBC about Adebolajo
- Â During interview he claimed Woolwich suspect was offered a job by MI5
- Nusaybah has now been charged with three counts under Terrorism Act
- Offences are not linked to the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby
By JAMES RUSH
PUBLISHED: 13:17, 31 May 2013 |
A BBC interviewee who was arrested after appearing on Newsnight to talk about one of the Woolwich suspects has been charged with three terror offences.
Abu Nusaybah gave an interview to the BBC claiming Michael Adebolajo had been offered a job by MI5.
The 31-year-old was arrested after the recording and has been charged with three counts under the Terrorism Act.
These are not linked to the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
The charges that Nusaybah, also known as Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan, is facing are:
- An allegation that on or before May 24 he ‘published or caused another to publish’ five video recorded lectures entitled ‘In Pursuit of Allahâ€™s Governance on the Earth’ intending or being reckless as to whether members of the public would be encouraged to commit, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism.
- An allegation that on or before May 24 he provided a service to others that enabled them to access a video of a lecture by Khalid al-Husainan intending an effect of his conduct to be to encourage the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
- An allegation that on or before May 24 he provided a service to others that enabled them to access a text called ‘Reality of the Rulers’ by Abu Zubair Adil al-Adab intending his conduct to be a direct or indirect encouragement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
During the BBC interview Nusaynah claimed MI5 started following Adebolajo after a trip to Kenya last year.
He said the murder suspect believed MI5 was bugging him and ‘knocking on his door’ asking for information on ‘certain individuals’.
Speaking about Abebolajo’s MI5 claims, said : ‘His wording was, “They are bugging me – they won’t leave me alone.”
‘He mentioned initially they wanted to ask him if he knew certain individuals.
‘But after him saying that he didn’t know these individuals, what he said was they asked him if he would be interested in working for them.
‘He was explicit in that he refused to work for them but he did confirm he didn’t know the individuals.’
Nusaybah also said he thought Adebolajo had undergone a ‘change’ following his detention by security forces on the trip.
He said Adebolajo suggested he had been physically and sexually abused while he was interrogated in the African country, and after this he became withdrawn and ‘less talkative – he wasn’t his usual bubbly self.