Suspended UNICAL Law Dean, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, Alleges Threat to Life
Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar (UNICAL), has raised an alarm over what he claims is a threat to his life.
He disclosed these concerns during a conversation with journalists following a church service at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State.
Mysterious Church Incident
Ndifon revealed that unidentified individuals, purporting to be security personnel, arrived at the church during the service with the intention of arresting him.
According to him, these individuals alleged that those responsible for his ongoing ordeal had sent them.
The professor explained that he was serving as a church warden at the time when these individuals attempted to arrest him.
However, they vanished before the Reverend Father and some parishioners could question them.
Questions Regarding Security Personnel
Expressing his concerns, Ndifon questioned the lack of identification and arrest warrants from the individuals claiming to be security officers.
He emphasized that in an era marked by cases of kidnapping in Calabar, the absence of proper identification raises significant security concerns.
Potential Connection to Recent Events
Ndifon suggested a potential link between this incident and recent developments.
He mentioned that he had received a video last week showing his office being sealed by the University of Calabar’s management, which has contributed to his heightened concerns.
Appeal for Intervention
The suspended lecturer, who has declined to attend the university’s panel, urged government authorities at both the state and federal levels, as well as well-meaning Nigerians, to intervene in the situation.
He emphasized that his primary concern is the perceived threat to his life and called for a resolution through the legal process.
Ndifon clarified that he had challenged the legitimacy of the panel in court and believes that addressing the matter in a legal context is the appropriate course of action.