Ethiopia-born former model once jailed for helping 21/7 bomber was handed £1.4m in legal aid to battle justice – dwarfing the amounts victims got in compensation
- Mulu Girma, 35, was jailed for ten years in 2008 for helping the 21/7 bombers
- She also helped the her brother-in-law tend his wounds after a failed explosion
- Girma helped hide Hussein Osman who tried to blow up a train in West London
Mulu Girma, 35, then received thousands more for her human rights fight to remain in the UK instead of facing deportation to her homeland Ethiopia
A former model turned jihadi who was jailed for helping the 21/7 Tube bombers was granted £1.4 million in legal aid during her battle to evade justice.
Mulu Girma, 35, then received thousands more for her human rights fight to remain in the UK instead of facing deportation to her homeland Ethiopia – dwarfing the amount victims got paid in compensation for the potentially catastrophic attack.
Girma was sentenced to ten years in prison for helping the terrorist, just weeks after 52 people were killed on the London tube trains and buses on July 7, 2005.
The callous former model helped hide her brother-in-law Hussein Osman, helped dress his wounds following his failed bid to kill commuters and then assisted in his failed attempt to flee the country.
After Osman failed to blow up a train in Shepherd’s Bush when his rucksack bomb only partially exploded he was taken by Girma’s sister and brother to her home in Brighton, where the student and model tended burns to his legs, a court heard at the time.
Freedom of information figures obtained by The Sun reveal she received £1,435,090 in legal aid assisted to her crown court trial in 2008.
She helped hide her brother-in-law Hussein Osman, helped dress his wounds following his failed bid to kill commuters and then assisted in his attempt to flee the country
Figures show Girma, who was a previous Miss Brighton contestant, benefited from £30,162 in civil legal aid between 2009 and 2013 and is believed to have won her battle to remain in the UK – despite her horrific actions.
Girma was recruited by the south London local authority as a trainee customer services assistant in 2013, shortly after she was released early from a 10-year jail term.
Girma was recruited by the south London local authority as a trainee customer services assistant in 2013, shortly after she was released early from a 10-year jail term
Osman, along with Muktar Said Ibrahim, Yassin Omar, and Ramzi Mohammed, tried to detonate rucksacks laden with explosives on three Underground trains at Shepherd’s Bush station, Oval station and Warren Street station, together with a bus in Hackney Road, killing themselves and passengers, but the bombs failed to go off.
The attempted attacks came two weeks after four suicide bombers struck in central London, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770.
They were jailed for life in July 2007 after being convicted at London’s Woolwich Crown Court of conspiracy to murder.
A fifth man, Manfo Kwaku Asiedu, was later jailed for 33 years after admitting conspiracy to cause explosions.
At their trial the four had maintained that the events of July 21 were an elaborate hoax designed to protest against and draw attention to Britain’s role in the attack upon and occupation of Iraq.