Gunmen Kidnap Professor From UNICAL Barely Two Months Of Being Suspended Of Alleged Sexual Assault

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At his home in Akpabuyo, in the Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River state, gun-toting men kidnapped Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the embattled Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Calabar (UNICAL).

Early this morning, on October 5, 2023, the law professor was taken hostage.

In the early hours of the morning, according to a family source, ten or so armed men stormed their home in the Calabar suburb of Akpabuyo and abducted him.

According to the source, the incident occurred on Thursday between midnight and one in the morning while everyone was sleeping. Suddenly, there was a bang at our door, and a voice yelled at us to open it or they would blow it open.

And in a matter of seconds, ten men with heavy weapons jumped the fence into the compound, fired at the sitting room door, and then entered.

When they arrived, they went straight to his room, broke in, dragged him into a waiting van, and then sped off to an unidentified location. “

In a telephone interview, Mrs. Ndifon confirmed the abduction, saying: “It is true that my husband was abducted this early morning by heavy-armed men, and I pray he comes back alive.

“I don’t know what he did to deserve all of this treatment. I don’t simply know what to do. “

Remember how law school protesters demonstrated in front of the VC’s office on August 14, 2023 and accused the former dean of sexual harassment, extortion, and being overbearing among other things.

The university authorities established an investigation panel in the wake of the protest to look into the allegations of wrongdoing made against Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the dean of law who had been suspended.

Earlier this week, the investigative panel gave Vice Chancellor Prof. Asserting her belief that the report would benefit the university and serve as a useful resource for other universities, Florence Obi.

She pledged to present the report to the ministers of education and women’s affairs, as well as the Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), “nothing added, nothing taken away.”

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