The Department of State Services on Thursday said its operatives collaborated with officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to arrest Prof Cyril Ndifon who was recently accused of sexually harassing law students at the University of Calabar.
The service said Ndifon was arrested after shunning several invitations extended to him.
A statement by the DSS titled, “ICPC seeks DSS collaboration on the UNICAL sex scandal matter” noted that the ICPC arrested him on October 4, following a court order.
The Director, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, the DSS National Headquarters, Peter Afunanya, said Ndifon was arrested with the support of the DSS.
The statement read, “The ICPC has sought the collaboration of the Department of State Services on the University of Calabar sex scandal matter involving Prof Cyril Ndifon, the erstwhile Dean of the Faculty of Law of the institution.
“The commission had disclosed the refusal of Ndifon to honour its several invitations, thus his eventual arrest in Calabar, Cross River State by its operatives on October 4, 2023, was based on a court order.
“However, the Service, following the commission’s request and in the spirit of interagency cooperation, supported it for a successful operation.
“This is to guide public understanding of the latest developments on the matter.”
The institution’s Faculty of Law students protested in front of the Vice Chancellor’s office on August 14, 2023, accusing the former dean of sexual harassment, extortion, and high-handedness among others.
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