Sex scandal: DSS confirms arrest of UNICAL’s Prof Ndifon

Prof. Cyril Ndifon, former Dean of law faculty at the University of Calabar, was arrested and suspended over alleged sexual harassment of students.

This movement took place in the early hours of Thursday, 5 October, by the Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services, DSS, who had confirmed that it’s operatives arrested Prof. Cyril that same morning.

Following the reports that Ndifon was abducted by gunmen at his home in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State, Peter Afunaya, the spokesperson of the DSS, issued a statement to clarify any misconceptions.

According to reports, some family members were saying that the lecturer was abducted and taken to an unknown destination on Thursday morning. in the early hours of Thursday by gunmen who forced themselves into his residence.

Base on the report, the family members told that, gunmen had forced themselves into the lecturer’s residence, broke into his room, dragged him into their van and took off.

Notwithstanding, DSS said the gunmen were actually its operatives who got Ndifon arrested Ndifon at the request of the ICPC. Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission had sought help of the Service to arrest Ndifon after he failed to honour the invitation of the Commission.

This invitation was on the ongoing investigation of the allegations against him before his eventual arrest on Oct. 4 in Calabar, following a Court Order.

Following the Commission’s request, the service cooperated in the spirit of interagency, and supported it for an effective operation.

“This is to guide public understanding of the latest developments on the matter,” Afunaya said.

Law students of University of Calabar had in August staged a protest in front of the V.C’s office accusing Ndifon of sexual harassment, extortion and high handedness among others.

Subsequent the protest of the law students, the University management had set up a panel to probe allegations against Ndifon.

The Law students of University of Calabar, had in August staged a protested in front of the V.C’s office accusing Ndifon of sexual harassment, overbearance and extortion among others.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, received the reports from the investigative panel last week.

The ICPC’s invitations to Ndifon was on the basis of the findings in the report.