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UNICAL Prof suspended over alleged rape of student

11 September 2015, 14:03

Calabar - The Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, has been suspended by a panel after being accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400-level student in his office, Vanguard reports.

The panel instituted  to investigate the matter by the school’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivara Esu suspended the dean on Thursday evening.

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.

Also read: UNILAG sets up panel over rape scandal

The professor was accused by mother of the victim, 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 while adding that the matter was undergoing thorough investigation.

Read more at Vanguard

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