UNICAL Prof suspended for raping student

The Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400-level student in his office was yesterday suspended by the panel instituted by the school’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivara Esu.

Professor Ndifon, who is the first professor of Law from Cross River State, was briefly arrested and detained by the police and later released on Wednesday before he was suspended yesterday evening by the panel set up to investigate him.

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The professor was accused by mother of the victim, Mrs. Irene Akpan, in a letter sent to the university, alleging that the incident happened between 3 and 5pm on August 29 at the dean’s private office on the top floor of the faculty building.

According to the lady, Professor Ndifon forcibly had sex with her daughter after a fierce struggle. The school authorities confirmed receipt of complaints from the victim, while the police also affirmed it but was quick to add that the matter was undergoing thorough investigation.

Narrating her daughter’s ordeal, Mrs Akpan explained that the dean had set a one-hour test for the students on that Saturday, assigning two lecturers to carry out the supervision.

She alleged that 20 minutes to the end of allotted time, Ndifon entered the hall and ordered the students to stop writing.

She said while the students were preparing to submit their answer sheets, Ndifon approached her daughter, tore her answer sheet and left the shreds on the seat.

Mrs. Akpan said: “He walked straight to my daughter’s desk, collected the script and tore it. He left the torn script on her seat, so the girl collected the pieces and put them in her bag. According to her, you will still have to pass through the faculty before leaving the building.

“She said as they were leaving, the dean accosted her again and asked if she still had the shredded script, she said yes. He instructed her to follow him to the general dean’s office to recopy the answers on another plain sheet, which she did.”

“The unsuspecting girl followed him to the general office where two people were, including the dean’s secretary. The office of the dean is on the first floor of the building, according to my daughter.

“She said while writing in that office, the dean who had earlier gone out, came in again and instructed her to follow him to his private office on the second floor so that she could comfortably use the table.”

The victim’s mother said five minutes after getting to his private office, the dean locked the door, concealed the key and started making advances, adding that they struggled but Ndifon subdued her and had sex with the girl.

She said her daughter was later taken to Airport Police Station, along IBB Way in Calabar, where she gave statement and also had medical examinations at the police clinic.

The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Effiong Eyo, said the institution was seriously looking into the matter.

“A panel has been set up to look into the matter. The authorities are looking seriously into it,” Eyo said.

Also, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Hogan Bassey, said the command was investigating the case.

He said: “The case of rape or sexual assault requires discreet investigation and we have to handle it with care.”

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25 Comments

  1. You guys should get your facts straight- Prof Ivara Esu is presently the Deputy Governor of Cross River State and not the VC of Unical!

  2. the name of the VC was a mistake, but that doesn’t mean that prof is not notorious of the act of raping and victimizing female students. i just pray he wont get away with this this time

  3. its better to make an investigation abt who Ndifon is before making a post, it is true i dont know who the girl is , but the lecturer in question, i know him very well cus i was once his victim, but i forced my way out of his office after i threatened him with an empty bottle i found on his fridge. this lecturer’s act is not strange to faculty of law. If u are a student or was a student of that faculty, u will agree with me that students of that faculty are not allowed to wear skimpy clothes, or even big or channel o earrings, its a strict rule in that faculty. Raping female students and victimizing them is his life style and a fun to him. I remebered how he told me, ‘i will make sure u dont go to law sch. until i sleep with u’, and he carried out his threat by hiding my scripts and claiming missing scripts, not until i threatened him again in my finals. Prof. Cyril Ndifon is a beast, and i pray this time he wont get away with this.Tearing of answers scripts and setting test immediately after resumption is one of his pattern of getting his victims. It may interest the public to know that this is not the first time this is happening at that faculty, it has being on even before i got admitted into that faculty,cus i came to hear abt that beast and i witnessed it myself,, and his attitude is no news to that faculty, even tough, the faculty would want to play ignorant.But the faculty has since refused to do anything abt this man, as most of the lecturers are scared of him since he is a senior lecturer and takes some of them on their masters and phd programs.

  4. @sister ife pls help caution ladies on how they mis dress .keeping their breast and legs open to the public dats indiscipline of highest order dats what causes rape .some guys hasnt self control.even the creator warned women to close their body very well dats the temple of temptation. The whole blame shouldnt be on men. Some ladies likes to entice men. Only to show dat they are hot clean babes

  5. ,find out the dressing code of unical students, especially faculty of law, so that u can edit ur comment. women enticing men for what ever reason has being the cheap excuse given my some loose men, but am telling u this cus i was one i victim of this same man, its not abt ur dress code or how u look, but i think he under a curse.

  6. some lecturers are too fond of sleeping with female students in the campus

    let him die in prison not even prison but jail so that others can learn from it. After all we are already fighting corruption seriously at the federal level and other part of government agencies

  7. Mothers today please encourage your chldren to read and pass. Some mother are morally bankrupt. Prostitutes calling themselves mother

  8. The truth of the matter is that the world has put entertainment over education. So I get baffled when I saw a school dropout writing projects for msc and mba students studing at Unilag, Ife among others. And when you ask them, they say we don’t have time. Our system and value for education should be replaced. That is why Ghana here today is making so much revenue from education. –

  9. This same victim took away the torn examination sheet and was going away with it. What was she going away to do with the torn sheet. She had made up her mind to undo the Univerisity Don. And as long as the man was there, she was going to have problem as she wouldnt bend down to read and she wants to be a lawyer. Check her acadmeic record!

  10. pls go and do proper investigation before blabbing here,what she was doing with the torn script is not an issue here, cus its a paper and has the right to hold it even though it has been torn. U dont know this man, and am sure u are niot even a graduate from unical, so pls stop running ur mouth and do a proper investigation abt prof cyril ndofon osim, he is a beast, and has violated and molested many innocent female students

  11. Imagine a PROF? So he hs no wife abi he’s sick? End time is at hand. Is dt student nt young enough 2 be his child’s mate, blc 4 him 2 reach prof level, he mst be an old man, or nt less dan 50yrs.

  12. Are you guys not putting on your thinking cap. Was the mother of the victim at the scene of the allegation to know how it happened? It is merely hearsay and it is possible that the girl has cooked up this allegation to pass that exam knowing that she is a nonenity and her mother wants her to be a lawyer by all means. That exam should be rataken by the victim. Let’s us know her acedamic record. She is a runs girl. Investiagtion will reveal.

  13. Our Nigeria university professors has become women underpants professors. That devil should not just suspend, he have to be caged for a very distance time.

  14. Why will you not blame a rabid old man who cannot keep his eyes off little girls. So if you are where I am presently, what will you do with over a thousand girls happy to wear little or no dress as they welcome spring?

  15. That man concealed the key….why then are the asking why she didn’t escape while he was putting on a condom n undressing himself…the should look carefully…m sure too he was not standing while undressing or wearing d condom he might av been on top her….how will she have been able to escape n 4 how some1 knocked on is door d man knows a lot too cus he would av asked question like why is door was lock? N why it took him long to open n m pretty sure when he left with d man he locked d door from outside….couldnt d man who left with him know something was fishy?

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