A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, by detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, as part of a pre-planned intelligence-led operation.
While official police reports did not release the identity of the arrested man, other news platforms have named him as Nigerian activist Adeyinka Grandson.
The reports allege Adeyinka Grandson was been arrested by the UK Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command for the offenses related to Terrorism and Public Order Acts. Grandson had been using social media to call for the killing of Igbos, a major tribal group in Nigeria, and invoking Yoruba Supremacist ideology.
Officers of the Metropolitan police carried out the arrest of the 43-year-old at an address in south-east London at approximately 06:00hrs on Tuesday, 6 August, on suspicion of encouraging terrorism; disseminating a terrorist publication; possession of a document likely to be useful to a person committing, preparing or instigating an act of terrorism; publishing or distributing written material intending to stir up racial hatred; and distributing, showing or playing a recording intending to stir up racial hatred.
The man, who has been arrested under PACE, has been taken into custody at a central London police station.
Officers are conducting searches at addresses in west London.
A social media analyst commented on the arrest earlier on Friday “For those of you in “the abroad” who mistake freedom of speech for freedom to be stupid, the UK government has rightly arrested Yoruba supremacist Adeyinka Grandson on terrorism related offences. I hope Met Police won’t drop the ball.
Grandson is a danger to himself and society.