The University of Calabar, UNICAL known for keeping the records of its graduates and alumni has dissociated itself from John Ewa popularly known as John Lyon – a kidnap kingpin arrested for kidnappings in Bayelsa State.
The University which issued a disclaimer on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, sighted by THE PARADISE NEWS frowned at fallacious media reports associating the kidnapper with the citadel of learning.
“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 by Mr Gabriel Egbe, Registrar of UNICAL said.
Egbe stated that the Management stumbled on the media report indicating that one John Ewa, alias John Lyon arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa State Police Command is a graduate of the University of Calabar.
According to the Registrar, the said: “Mr John Ewa was never a student of the University, neither did he graduate from the institution”.
The release urges members of the public “to discountenance any information linking Ewa to their prestigious University”.