Read What Is Happening To UNICAL Dean Of Law Faculty Over Sexual Harassment

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Calabar, Cross River State, has validated the suspension of the former Dean of Law Faculty, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, over an alleged sexual assault.

Ndifon was on August 29, 2015 accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400-level student (name withheld) in his faculty after ordering her to his office.

Following the development, authorities of UNICAL suspended the dean from office. The suspension was to last until he was completely exonerated from the allegations on sexual assault and acts of official misconduct.

Not satisfied with the suspension, the embattled professor of law had dragged the university authorities to court in suit no. NICN/CA/01/2016, claiming, amongst others, that the institution had no power to suspend him beyond the statutory three months under the University of Calabar Act, LFN, 2004.

But in a judgment delivered on September 21, 2016 and made available to Southern City News on Friday, the National Industrial Court, presided over by Justice Eunice Agbakoba, dismissed the suit.

Agbakoba said,

“The suspension of Ndifon beyond three months was not in any way invalidated under Section 16(2) of the University of Calabar Act.”

She also dismissed the reliefs sought by Ndifon, adding that the professor could not restrain the university from investigating his conduct while in employment.

Those who were named as parties in the suit included the vice-chancellor, University of Calabar; Governing Council, University of Calabar and the University of Calabar as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants/respondents respectively.

The counsel to Ndifon could not be reached for comments.

However, the counsel to University of Calabar, Mr. Fakuta Nachamada, described the judgment of the court as not only sound in law, but also the triumph of truth over evil.


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  • emekachilaka

    he got what he called for

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Just wondering how his kids re taking d disgrace

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    E no get shame,he still drag sch go court

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    D judge pass better judgment

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Maybe d girl in question is old enof to b his grand daughter

  • IG: Jiafid

    Lecturers will never stop this rubbish

  • He’s not the only one….dem plenty for that unical

  • Justice Elmer

    Shameless people.. Extortion and sexual harassment gradually becoming a trend in our institutions

  • Justice Elmer

    Thank God this lady spoke up

  • Justice Elmer

    This guys have been at this for years and have been getting away with it..

  • Justice Elmer

    Thunder will fire you this time

  • kayode akinsanya

    Very bad from the lecturer, you that’s lecturing students

  • badmos tolulope


  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Minus the Provisions of the Sections in the University of Calabar Act, LFN 2004, the professor supposed to be ashamed of himself and not still insisting about what the school Act says…..

    • Olovo Obinna

      Not guilty until proven guilty

      • Justice Elmer

        No student will be stupid enough to go up against a dean with a false accusation

        • Olovo Obinna

          My brother leave matter……anything is possible

  • Olovo Obinna

    Interesting…..they should not take sight……if he is found guilty, ,he should be punished accordingly

  • olovo

    Serve him right…am glade the judge did not take sight on the matter

  • WillieBravo


    • Cornel Nwankwo

      No mind them, most of them don’t