A UK court has sentenced Adeyinka Grandson, a Yoruba Supremacist and president of Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF), to a four-and-a-half years Imprisonment for hateful speech and inciting of violence against Igbos and Hausa-Fulani.
The Nigerian UK-based Yoruba secessionist group leader was found guilty of using social media to call for attacks on Igbo people and to criticize the Hausa-Fulani. Grandson was found guilty on November 30, 2021, of eight counts of inciting racial hatred after a trial at Southwark Crown Court.
On several counts he had issued “quit notices” to the Igbo people living in Yoruba land and threatened dire consequences if they don’t leave. He was first arrested by the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command, and the Metropolitan Police under the approval of the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London in August 2019.
Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command accused him of “stirring racial discrimination” against the Igbo and Fulani ethnic groups and also “encouraging terrorism”.
Grandson is also known for making anti-Igbo and anti-Fulani speeches on his YouTube channel for which the UK authorities have consistently warned him before he was later arrested.
Following his arrest, the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command grilled him for 9 hours, and his house was searched by the London Metropolitan Police following a warrant granted by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Grandson was found guilty on November 30, 2021, of eight counts of inciting racial hatred after a trial at Southwark Crown Court, and was senteced on Thursday, 31st March 2022.