The University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, has banned embattled Nigerian lawmaker, Ike Ekweremadu, whom it recently appointed a visiting professor of Corporate and International Linkages.
This comes after the former Deputy Senate President and his wife, Beatrice, were arrested and subsequently arraigned before a UK magistrate court for allegedly taking a 15-year-old boy from Nigeria to the UK to harvest his organs. Read here
The London Mail yesterday quoted the university’s spokesperson as saying that Ekweremadu’s duties at the institution have been suspended for the time being.
“Visiting professors are often, as is in this case, non-resident at the university, unpaid and advisory.
“We are deeply concerned about the nature of these allegations, but as this is an active police investigation, we cannot comment further at this stage.
“Whilst this matter is subject to investigation, this person will not be undertaking any duties as visiting professor at Lincoln.” The spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, on social media, only a few weeks prior, the politician announced his appointment at the institution.
“It was a pleasure and an honour to receive a letter of appointment by the University of Lincoln, UK, as Visiting Professor of Corporate and International Linkages.” He wrote on Twitter.
In other news, the International Passport of David Nwamini, the young man who was to donate a kidney to the daughter of embattled former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has surfaced on social media and it shows that he is actually over 21 years old.