The Department of State Services (DSS) has officially confirmed that Professor Cyril Ndifon, the former head of the University of Calabar’s College of Law, is in their custody, contrary to previous reports suggesting his kidnapping.
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Initial reports had indicated that the embattled professor, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct with Unical law students, was abducted by unidentified gunmen. However, Dr Peter Afunanya, the DSS’s head of public relations and strategic communications, clarified to journalists in Abuja that Ndifon was arrested by the DSS at the request of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Crimes Commission (ICPC).
According to Afunanya, Professor Ndifon’s repeated refusal to respond to the DSS’s invitations concerning the widely publicized sex scandal led to his arrest. This arrest, which took place on October 4, 2023, in Calabar, Cross River State, was carried out in compliance with a court order.
Afunanya stated, “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, following the commission’s request and in the spirit of interagency cooperation, the Service supported it for a successful operation.”
In a recent development, it was reported that Ndifon filed a lawsuit against the vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, and other university officers at the National Industrial Court in Calabar, Cross River State’s capital.
This legal action is in response to the ongoing sex scandal engulfing the institution, with Ndifon seeking to clear his reputation from the allegations and claiming that the VC funded protests against him to remove him from his role as Dean and academia.
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