ICPC files Charges against the Suspended UNICAL Professor for Sexual Misconduct.



Suspended UNICAL professor.


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

This actions followed the conclusion of investigation by the Commission. The Investigations bothers into the Professor’s alleged sexual misconducts against some of his students and related offences.

According to the charge sheet number:

FHC/ABJ/CR/511/2023, He is being arraign on a four (4) 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.

One of the counts read: “That you, Professor CYRIL OSIM NDIFON (m) between June-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 of your female students,  a year 2 diploma student of the University of Calabar, through WhatsApp chats on your telephone number and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under S. 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

Professor Ndifon would be arraigned in court on a date to be specified by the court.

Professor Ndifon was on 4th of October arrested by a combined team of ICPC and the Department of State Services after numerous resistance to the Agency’s invitations.

The trial if Concluded and found guilty, will be a lesson to most Universities teachers in the country.