The management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has distanced itself from the arrested kidnap kingpin, John Ewa, aka John Lyon.
The institution’s Registrar, Mr. Gabriel Egbe, claimed in a statement released on Wednesday, September 28th, that John Lyon, who had been arrested for kidnapping charges in Bayelsa state, was neither a university student nor a UNIICAL graduate.
This comes after multiple reports claiming that the suspect is a University of Calabar graduate. John Lyon’s Facebook bio also says “Studied at the University of Calabar”.
In response to this claim, Egbe tagged it as fallacious.
In the statement, the school management called on the public to “reject all information linking John Ewa to their renowned university”.
“The Management of the University of Calabar has described as fallacious, a news item making the rounds and linking their prestigious ivory tower to the recently arrested kidnapper, John Ewa”, a statement released by the register read in part.
Meanwhile, arrested kidnap Kingpin, John Ikechukwu Ewa, aka “John Lyon,” who was paraded by Bayelsa State Police Command on Monday, September 26th, has provided details of his involvement in the crime. (Continue reading)