A United Kingdom based Nigerian, Adeyinka Grandson has been convicted in the country for hate speech attacks mostly directed against the Igbo and Fulani.

The self-proclaimed separatist agitator was convicted on all eight counts.

Adeyinka, the president of Young Yorubas for Freedom (YYF), was arrested by the British police in London on August 11, 2019, over his social media posts against some ethnic groups in Nigeria.

He is known for his social media attacks on people of Igbo extraction as well as criticism of the Hausa-Fulani.

The Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command had arrested Grandson for allegedly “stirring racial discrimination” against the Igbo and Fulani ethnic groups and also “encouraging terrorism”.

After being grilled for nine hours, Grandson denied any involvement in terrorism or encouraging racial hatred and said YYF only supports the return of Nigeria to the regional system.

He was granted bail on the evening of his arrest while 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.

Among the conditions for his bail include: he must sleep and live at his home address only and can’t access, use, or post on Facebook, Youtube, Tumblr, or the website linked to the YYF.

He was asked to return to the police on September 2 for further investigation.

With his conviction yesterday, Tuesday, Adeyinka would sentenced accordingly, soon.


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