The portrait is emerging of a violent criminal, born Adrian Russell Ajao on Christmas Day 1964 in the English county of Kent, who converted to Islam and moved around the U.K. before settling with his wife and at least one child in Birmingham. He is reported to have spent significant time in Saudi Arabia between 2005 and 2009 teaching English.
Ajao is a family name used in South West Nigeria. The name is four characters long and is ranked 6415 in the list of common surnames among the Yorubas of Nigeria.
There is also about 105 people in the United States using the name Ajao as their surname and it ranks 144908 in the USA Census Bureau. In 2000 census, the last name was found in around 0.4 per 1 million, used in more than 1 Hispanic race.
Ajao is a popular surname used mainly by the people of South West Nigeria, which indicates it originated from Nigeria
One detail that stands out about the man who killed four people and injured at least 50, before being shot dead by police just underneath Big Ben, is his age. Raffaello Pantucci, director of international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute, said middle-aged jihadists are “rare.” Read more