Court Gives Verdict on UNICAL Sex-For-Mark Professor

Court Gives Verdict on UNICAL Sex-For-Mark Professor

  • The suspended Professor Cyril Ndifon of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has been granted bail by a federal high court in Abuja
  • His lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, who was being prosecuted with him by the ICPC over allegations of sexual harassment and justice obstruction, was also granted bail
  • The court asked the embattled professor to pay N250 million while his lawyer was asked to pay N50 million for bail condition journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

FCT, Abuja - Professor Cyril Ndifon, the suspended dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), has been released on bail by an Abuja Federal High Court.

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Also granted bail is his legal representative, Sunny Anyanwu, who faces charges alongside Ndifon from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC).

Professor Cyril Ndifon/University of Calabar/UNICAL/Federal High Court/Abuja/ICPC/Cross River/Sunny Anyanwu
Court freed sex-for-mark UNICAL Professor Photo Credit: The Court of Appeal Nigeria
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The professor and his lawyer are undergoing trial on four amended charges, including allegations of sexual harassment and obstruction of justice, The Nation reported.

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Anyanwu's bail was set at N50 million with two sureties, while Ndifon's bail stands at N250 million, also with two sureties.

Bail conditions of UNICAL Professor Ndifon

Justice James Omotoso, the trial judge, who decided their bail request on Friday, February 9, said:

“Bail is granted to the first defendants in the sum of N250m with two sureties who own properties within FCT with a minimum valuation of N150m.
“The first defendant and his two sureties must submit their bank statements. The first defendant must submit his International passport to the court. The second defendant is granted bail in the sum of N50m with two sureties who will submit their bank statements.

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“The defendants must file an undertaking not to interfere with the case, readiness to attend trial and not to cause delay.”

Justice Omotosho adjourned the matter till Monday for the continuation of the hearing.

In January, the court remanded the professor at the Kuje correctional centre.

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Speaking on behalf of the students, the national director of student rights, Richard Solomon, said the law students had forwarded a letter to the management demanding immediate action.

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According to Solomon, aside from public condemnation, the union wants the management to ensure that all those involved in the allegation are brought before the law.


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