Prof Cyril Ndifon: UNICAL Commences Inquest Into Sexual Assault Allegations Against Law Professor



The University of Calabar’s administration has launched an investigation into the sexual harassment claim made by the school’s students on Monday against Prof. Cyril Ndifon, dean of the faculty of law.

The students of the faculty accused Ndifon of sexually abusing and harassing them in a social media video that went viral on Monday.

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With signs reading “Ndifon must go for our sanity,” “We are tired of buying law journals,” “We are tired of lecturers not attending classes,” and “Law girls are not your bonanza; Prof. Ndifon should stop grabbing us and others,” the students were seen storming the office of the school’s vice chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi.

An online medium, CrossRiverWatch, had, however, quoted Ndifon as denying the allegations, stating that the protest was orchestrated by individuals within the faculty who held a grudge against him.

“For Christ’s sake, I don’t teach Year 2 B or Year one students, so I don’t know why they have chosen to drag my name into the mud. This was why I said earlier that the allegations were lies, cooked from the pit of hell, just to destroy a reputation that I had spent decades building,” he was partly quoted as saying.

Speaking on Tuesday, the university’s spokesperson, Eyo Bassey, said the school management had met with the aggrieved parties.

Bassey said, “By the end of today (Tuesday), we will issue a statement. Yesterday (Monday), the students came out with their protest, carrying placards, which you saw online bearing various inscriptions.

“They were invited by the vice-chancellor. The staffers of the Faculty of Law were invited to come and address management as well as their senior faculty staff about whatever might have been their complaints.

“They spoke and raised a lot of issues. It is not even just about sexual allegations. There are all kinds of other issues they raised and management commended them for bringing the issues to their attention.”

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