BREAKING: ICPC charges suspended UNICAL professor with sexual harassment, corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has filed a criminal charge against the suspended Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Prof Cyril Ndifon.

The decision followed the conclusion of an investigation by the anti-graft commission.

In the charge sheet with number: FHC/ABJ/CR/511/2023, ICPC is arraigning the lecturer on a four-count charge 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 spokesperson for the commission, Azuka Ogugua, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

One of the counts read, “That you, Prof Cyril Ndifon, between June and September 2023 at Calabar, within the jurisdiction of this 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.”

Ndifon will be arraigned on a date to be given by the court.

The PUNCH reports that the ICPC, in collaboration with the Department of State Services on October 4, 2023, arrested Ndifon in Calabar, Cross River State, after he shunned several invitations extended to him.

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