The University of Lincoln, a public research university in the United Kingdom, has suspended Senator Ike Ekweremadu as its visiting professor.
The university’s decision follows Thursday’s arrest and subsequent arraignment of Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, in London, over alleged conspiracy to harvest the kidney of a 15-year-old boy identified as Ukpo Nwamini David.
Following the weighty allegations, the university’s spokesperson was quoted as saying that Ekweremadu’s duties at the institution have been suspended for the time being.
This is coming a few days after Ekweremadu was appointed a visiting professor of Corporate and International Linkages in the university.
“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 university’s spokesperson said.