A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has admitted in evidence two mobile phones seized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from the suspended Dean of Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, who is facing alleged sexual harassment.
Justice James Omotosho admitted the mobile devices after they were tendered by the ICPC’s lawyer, Osuobeni Akponimisingha on Monday.
Before now, the court had granted bail to Ndifon in the sum of N250 million with two sureties in the like sum. The randy lecturer was re-arraigned on Jan. 25, on an amended four-count charge bordering on alleged sexual harassment and attempt to perverse the cause of justice.
Akponimisingha explained to the court that the two phones were received with pouches, including two documents in respect of the phones, from their investigators on Oct. 9, 2023.
Recall that ICPC alleged that on October 30, 2023, Ndifon allegedly used his office to solicit nude photographs and videos from female students. It also said that the defendant corruptly changed a student’s project supervisor for favourable grades, and requested pictures of a prospective student as an inducement for admission.