Court Grants UNICAL Lecturer, Lawyer Bail

Justice James Omotoso of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifon.

Also, Ndifon’s Lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, who was arraigned with him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), was released on bail.

The professor and his lawyer are currently standing trial on amended four counts of alleged sexual harassment and an attempt to perverse the course of justice.

While Ndifon was granted bail in the sum of N250m with two sureties, Anyanwu was granted N50m bail with two sureties as well.

In his ruling on the motion for bail, the trial judge said: “Bail is granted to the first defendant in the sum of N250m with two sureties who own properties within FCT with a minimum valuation of N150m.

“The first defendant and his two sureties must submit their bank statements.

“The first defendant must submit his International passport to the court.

“The second defendant is granted bail in the sum of N50m with two sureties who will submit their bank statements.

“The defendant must file an undertaking not to interfere with the case, readiness to attend trial and not to cause delay.”

The case has, therefore, been adjourned to February 12, 2024, for continuation of hearing.

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