A witness informed the court that a UNICAL Professor, Ndifon, allegedly requested her virginity in exchange for admission.


The star witness of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recounted her ordeal, detailing how she was allegedly pressured by the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Prof. Cyril Ndifon, to exchange her virginity for admission.

Identified simply as TKJ (a pseudonym), she testified before Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, February 6. TKJ disclosed that Cyril Ndifon had purportedly promised to facilitate her admission into the LLB program in return for her virginity.

The professor and his legal counsel, Sunny Anyanwu, are currently on trial for amended charges of sexual harassment and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Led by the prosecution counsel, Osuobeni Akponimisingha, TKJ, the second witness, revealed that Ndifon had allegedly bragged about securing admission for approximately 50 students. She detailed her encounter with Ndifon in his office, where he allegedly made inappropriate advances and propositions, including requesting a nude video.

TKJ recalled feeling pressured by Ndifon, who allegedly persisted in demanding the video despite her stating she was a virgin. Succumbing to the pressure, she eventually sent the video to him.

Furthermore, TKJ disclosed that Ndifon continued to demand more nude images even during campus protests against sexual harassment. She recounted an incident where Ndifon attempted to touch her inappropriately inside his car.

TKJ shared that she first encountered Ndifon during her first year in the diploma program. Following her testimony, the prosecution counsel submitted a bank receipt for the N3,000 sent to the witness for treatment as an exhibit, which was admitted by the trial judge, James Omotosho. The matter was adjourned until February 7.

Leave A Reply