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#SexForGrades: DSS arrests suspended UNICAL Dean Ndifon



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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar, Professor Cyril Ndifon.

The DSS director of public relations and strategic communications, Dr. Peter Afunanya, who confirmed this to journalists in Abuja, said Ndifon was arrested on the request of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crimes Commission (ICPC) after he repeatedly declined to honour their invitation in the widely reported sex scandal case involving him and some law students.On October 4, 2023, according to a court order, its agents detained Ndifon in Calabar, Cross River State.

Peter Afunanya, DSS PRO, said, “The ICPC has sought the collaboration of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the University of Calabar (UNICAL) sex scandal matter involving Professor Cyril Ndifon, the erstwhile Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Institution.”

“The Commission had disclosed the refusal of Ndifon to honour its several invitations, thus his eventual arrest in Calabar, Cross River State, by its operatives on October 4, 2023, based on a court order.

“However, the Service, following the Commission’s request and in the spirit of interagency cooperation, supported it for a successful operation. This is to guide public understanding of the latest developments on the matter.

Recall that the sex scandal rocking the University of Calabar took on a legal dimension as Ndifon instituted a suit against the vice chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, and other officers at the National Industrial Court in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, recently.

But the university’s management has told the accused law professor that they would meet in court.

The law professor, who is now on suspension, said he dragged the VC and others to court to seek redress and clear his name from the smear campaign, accusing the VC of sponsoring the protest simply because she wanted him out of his position as dean and in academia.

Also joined in the suit with the VC is the university’s registrar, Prof. Dorathy Oluwagbemi-Jacob, for herself and on behalf of members of the panel investigating alleged misconduct brought against him.

In Suit No. NICN/CA/42/2023 between Prof. Cyril Ndifon (the claimant), the vice chancellor of the University of Calabar, and three others as defendants, Ndifon expressed displeasure over what he described as dragging his image into the mud even when he did nothing wrong.

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