Jemmikai Orlebar-Forbes, 28, claimed he was segregated with terrorists after becoming a Muslim in jail. The move left him confined to his cell for up to 23 hours a day alongside inmates including Taliban recruiter Munir Farooqi, 63, and jihadist thug Jewel Uddin, 35.
Orlebar-Forbes, of Balham, South London, was jailed for a minimum of 31 years in 2013 for his part in the murder of a rival drug dealer. He now calls himself Abdullah.
He claimed he was wrongly kept with dangerous men in the high-security unit at HMP Frankland, Durham in 2019.
A source said: “He moaned of being isolated in his cell all day and he said he’d been assaulted by a prison guard.
“Officials dismissed his story as untrue but he managed to win the payout for being wrongly placed in the unit.”
Ministry of Justice chiefs said it was settled out of court to save the taxpayer from potentially higher legal costs.
David Spencer of the Centre for Crime Prevention said: “It’s absurd the MoJ failed to even contest his claims.”
Uddin — jailed for 19½ years for plotting to blow up a far-right English Defence League rally — smashed out six of a prison officer’s teeth in 2019.
Author: Sonia Dire Yobo