By Akanimo Sampson
THE sex scandal rocking the University of Calabar (UniCal), In the capital city of Cross River State, Southern Nigeria, has taken a new twist.
The principal character involved, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Professor Cyril Ndifon, has rushed to court to seek cover from the goons of an anti-graft agency running ring around him.
He is praying a Calabar High Court to order the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to get off his back, and also stop them from arresting him over investigation into allegations of rape and abuse of office against Ndifon.
Ndifon is praying for the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, in Suit no. FHC/CA/M19/2016, with the ICPC and the victim of the rape allegation as Respondents.
He equally wants the court to make:
“A declaration that the threat to arrest or detain the Applicant by the Respondents either by themselves or through their agents, assigns, privies etc is illegal, wrongful and unconstitutional as it violates the Applicant’s fundamental rights to dignity of human person and personal liberty guaranteed under sections 34 and 35(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and Article 6 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.
“An order of perpetual injunction restraining the Respondents whether by themselves, servants agents, employees or privies from inviting, arresting, detaining and/or threatening to arrest or detain the Applicant on the facts and circumstances of this application.”