The Management of the University of Calabar, has suspended Prof. Cyril Ndifon, Dean, Faculty of Law, for alleged violation of the institution’s extant laws and policies.
The letter, which conveyed the suspension, was signed by the University’s Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe.
Egbe stated that Ndifon’s latest suspension came as a follow up to his response to a query issued to him by the management, which the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, was reportedly not satisfied with.
The letter also stated that a panel will be set up to investigate the allegations levelled against him.
According to the letter, the vice chancellor directed the dean to hand over all university properties in his possession, including all official responsibilities to the Sub-Dean of the faculty before vacating office.
It stated that the suspension took effect from Thursday, 17th August 2023, it also instructed the dean to stay away from the university premises except while responding to invitation from the panel investigating the allegations leveled against him.
Ndifon was suspended on the heels of a protest by some law students in the institution. The protesters accused him of high-handedness and improper behavior towards female students.
Ndifon was in 2016, also suspended after being accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old 400 level student in 2015, but was validated by the National Industrial Court in 2016.
Story: Hilda Katu