The University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, has banned Senator Ike Ekweremadu from functioning as a visiting professor of Corporate and International Linkages over organ harvesting allegations against the Nigerian lawmaker.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, were arrested and subsequent arraignment in London on Thursday for alleged conspiracy to harvest the kidney of 15 years old Ukpo Nwamini David.
The prosecution claimed that David was trafficked from Nigeria into the UK with the passport of a 41-year-old man.
According to the London Mail, the university’s spokesperson disclosed 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,” the university’s spokesperson said.
“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.”
Ekweremadu had, soon after the university appointment two weeks ago, tweeted: “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.
“I also got a highly treasured gift – a copy of the Magna Carta. It was created in 1215, about 807 years ago.”