A witness has informed the court that a professor at UNICAL demanded sexual favors in exchange for admission

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A startling revelation unfolded in the courtroom as a witness identified only as TKJ stepped forward, alleging that suspended University of Calabar (UNICAL) Faculty of Law Dean, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, pressured her into compromising her integrity for the sake of admission into the institution.

TKJ, a key witness in the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC)’s case against Ndifon, detailed her harrowing experience before Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Led by the commission’s lawyer, Osuobeni Akponimisingha, she recounted how she initially reached out to Ndifon to offer condolences for the loss of his mother, only for their interactions to take a sinister turn.

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In a chilling account, TKJ described how Ndifon allegedly exploited his position of authority, coercing her to consider trading her virginity for academic favors. She narrated instances where Ndifon reportedly made inappropriate advances, requesting physical intimacy in exchange for guaranteed admission into the prestigious university.

Despite her protests and assertions of her virginity, TKJ claimed Ndifon persisted, even resorting to demanding nude videos and explicit photographs from her. She recounted feeling helpless and trapped, as Ndifon allegedly continued to exert pressure on her, exploiting her vulnerability and desperation for admission.

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The courtroom was filled with shock and disbelief as TKJ bravely shared her traumatic ordeal, shedding light on the abuse of power and manipulation she endured at the hands of a trusted academic figure. Despite the defense’s attempts to discredit her testimony, TKJ remained resolute in her account, determined to seek justice for the egregious violations she suffered.

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As the proceedings unfolded, it became evident that TKJ’s testimony was not just a legal case but a poignant reminder of the pervasive issue of sexual harassment and abuse of authority within academic institutions. With each revelation, the gravity of the allegations against Ndifon grew, casting a dark shadow over his once-esteemed reputation.

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As the trial adjourned for further proceedings, the courtroom buzzed with anticipation, awaiting the next chapter in this gripping legal saga. For TKJ, her courageous testimony marked a crucial step towards reclaiming her dignity and holding her alleged abuser accountable for his actions. In the pursuit of justice, her voice rang loud and clear, echoing the collective outcry against exploitation and misconduct in academia.

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