FOUR terror suspects linked to British Islamic State murderer Jihadi John have used hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal aid to sue the Government, it has emerged.
By ANIL DAWAR
Three of the suspects suing the Home Office, Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, Ibrahim Magag and another man identified as CF, are challenging counter-terrorism orders designed to restrict their activities.
Bizarrely, the trio are suing ministers despite going on the run while under the control orders.
Mohamed fled the UK in 2013 after slipping out of a mosque disguised in a burka while CF escaped in the back of lorry through Dover last year.
Magag vanished after getting into a taxi near a London railway station in 2012.
Legal aid rules mean their lawyers are still able to continue the cases and use taxpayers’ money to fund them because their claims were launched before they fled Britain.
The fourth man, referred to in court papers as K2, is taking up his legal-aid funded case against Home Secretary Theresa May from abroad because she banned him from returning to the UK after he visited Somalia in 2009.
The total legal bill for the four is expected to run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. Mohamed and CF could also win compensation if a court backs their claims that Britain was complicit in their torture in Somalia.
If K2 wins his case he will be in line for taxpayer-funded damages too.