Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
The Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday said it collaborated with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to effect the arrest of Professor Cyril Ndifon, who was involved in the sex scandal that rocked the University of Calabar.
A statement issued by the Spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, said the academic was arrested based on a court order after he refused to honour several invitation letters from the ICPC.
“The ICPC has sought the collaboration of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the University of Calabar (UNICAL) sex scandal matter involving Professor Cyril Ndifon, the erstwhile Dean of 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 4th of October, 2023 based on a court order,” he said.
The DSS said the agency provided support for ICPC following a request in that regard.
“However, the service, following the commission’s request and in the spirit of interagency cooperation, supported it for a successful operation,” he added.