UK varsity suspends Ekweremadu over organ harvesting saga

Ike Ekweremadu

The University of Lincoln, United Kingdom has suspended former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu following allegations of conspiracy to harvest the organs of a minor.

The university only recently appointed him a visiting professor of corporate and international linkages.

Ekweremadu and wife Beatrice were charged on Thursday with conspiracy to harvest the organs of a male David Ukpo whom prosecutors believe is 15 years old.

Spokesman of the University of Lincoln said Ekweremadu’s duties at the institution have been suspended for the time being, The London Mail reports.

“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.”

The lawmaker and wife are due to appear in Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on July 7 after they were denied bail.