UK-based Yoruba nationalist, Adeyinka Grandson has been convicted on charges of terrorism, inciting genocide and conspiracy to commit terrorism.
The President of the Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF) secessionist group was arrested in August 2020 by the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command London and the Metropolitan Police, following an approval granted by Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.
Adeyinka became popular on social media after issuing threats majorly targeted at Igbos living in South-West states. He further called for the Yoruba race to secede from Nigeria, and also allegedly threatened the north with the use of chemical weapons if the South-West is attacked under any guise.
Upon being arrested on charges of “stirring racial discrimination” and “encouraging terrorism”, his passport, two Google phones, one Apple MacBook laptop computer, one tablet, a hard drive and a draft copy of his new book were seized.
British television, Ben TV reported that Adeyinka was convicted on all charges which include terrorism, inciting genocide and conspiracy to commit terrorism.