Unical suspends don over alleged sexual harassment

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Calabar, Aug. 17, 2023 – Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the Dean of Faculty of Law at University of Calabar, has been suspended by the university over alleged sexual harassment.

 The suspension, which took effect from Aug. 17, 2023, followed an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by female students in the faculty.

Some female students had demonstrated in the university campus on Monday against alleged sexual abuses by the don.

The suspension letter written by the university to Ndifon read:  “Please refer to our letter Ref UC/REG/DISC.45A dated August 14, 2023 on your alleged violation of the provisions of the extant laws and policies of the University and your response to the said letter, which was dated August 16, 2023.

“The Vice Chancellor has gone through your written representations and is not satisfied with your explanations.

“She has, therefore, directed that you be relieved of your position as Dean, Faculty of Law and placed on suspension while the matter is referred to a panel that will be set up to investigate these allegations.

“The relief of position as Dean, Faculty of Law, and suspension from official duties takes effect from August 17, 2023.

“You are to hand over all University property in your possession, including all official responsibilities presently handled by you to the Sub-Dean of the Faculty before vacating office.

“You are to stay away from the university premises except while responding to an invitation from the panel investigating these allegations.” (GBN)

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