By Godwin Otang
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has charged the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar (UNICAL) Professor Cyril Ndifon to Court on a 4-count charge.
In the charge sheet number: FHC/ABJ/CR/511/2023, the ICPC’s charge against the Professor of Law is bordering on sexual harassment, official corruption, and abuse of office contrary to Sections 8,18 and 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
The case is coming following the conclusion of the investigation by the anti-graft commissions into the suspended Dean’s alleged gross misconduct against some of his students.
Although a date has not been given by the Court for the hearing, the spokesperson for the commission, Azuka Ogugua, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.
One of the counts reads, “That you, Professor Cyril Osim Ndifon (m) between June and September 2023 at Calabar, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, and while being a public officer charged with responsibility for the certification of students as fit in learning and character as a prerequisite for the award of bachelor’s degree in law and admission into the Nigeria Law School, used your office and position as the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar to gratify yourself by soliciting for nude photographs and videos from one Ms. ABC (not real name), a year 2 diploma student of the University of Calabar, through WhatsApp chats on your telephone number 0803***** and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under S. 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”