I’m a Yoruba nationalist, not supremacist —Adeyinka Grandson, activist arrested in UK
President of the Young Yoruba for Freedom, Adeyinka Grandson , on Sunday , said that he is not a Yoruba supremacist but a Yoruba nationalist .
He said this in a statement signed by YYF’ s Director of Communications , Tinuola Asake, on his Twitter handle .
The statement partly read , “ Adeyinka Grandson is not a Yoruba Supremacist , but a Yoruba Nationalist . ”
It also clarified that the YYF was not a secessionist group. The statement said , “ The Young Yoruba for Freedom is not a secessionist group, but a Conservative Movement of Young Yoruba . ”
Grandson , who is based in the UK , made these clarifications in the light of his arrest by the UK police last Tuesday .
The activist was arrested by Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command for allegedly “stirring racial discrimination ” against the Igbo and Fulani ethnic groups and also “ encouraging terrorism ” .
He has since been released , however , on his Twitter handle , he revealed , “ I cannot access, use or post on Facebook , YouTube, Tumblr or a website linked to the YYF, which of course doesn ’ t belong to us . ”
Meanwhile , the group has denounced reports that Grandson was charged with any crime.
Asake in a statement said , “ Adeyinka Grandson has not been charged for any crime . He is required to report back to the police station on the second of September 2019 . The Young Yorubas Forum has no idea what the police plan to do with the allegations of terrorism and public order acts. ”