Earlier in August this year, there was a series of protests and outcry by female UNICA law students over alleged Ndifon’s sex exploits against them in the institution which triggered the University management to suspend Ndifon and raise a panel to investigate the allegations immediately. The panel, after the investigation submitted a recommendation for Ndifon to be sanctioned for different offenses, including extortion of money. Daily Trust had reported that Ndifon had defended himself, claiming that the protests against him by the law students were masterminded by some persons in the faculty who had sworn to pull him down. “He described the allegations as barefaced lies aimed at tarnishing his image”.
Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, UNICAL Cross River State, has been arrested by the, DSS operatives after been suspended. His arrest occur as a result his alleged refusal to report himself for questioning, despite several invitations by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC.
However, according to Vanguard news “the ICPC sought the collaboration of the DSS on the UNICAL Sex Scandal matter involving the erstwhile Dean of Faculty of Law of the Institution. The Commission had complained that Ndifon refused to honour its several invitations and thereafter sought the assistance of the DSS to get him to answer to the allegations of sex leveled against him”. The Spokesman giving an update on the development in Abuja on Thursday, Dr. Peter Afunanya, confirmed in a statement the Ndifon’s arrest in Calabar, Cross River State by DSS operatives on Wednesday based on a Court Order. Afunanya said: “However, the Service, following the ICPC’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.”