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NBA, FIDA Storm Court For Suspended UNICAL Professor’s Trial

Representatives of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, and International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, on Wednesday, stormed the Federal High Court, Abuja for the trial of Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the suspended Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, UNICAL.

While Linda Bala led the delegation of the NBA into the courtroom presided over by Justice James Omotosho, Amina Agbaje, the Country Vice President of FIDA, led the team of other lawyers to watch briefs for their associations.

DAILY POST reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, is prosecuting Ndifon and Sunny Anyanwu (1st and 2nd defendants) on allegations bordering on sexual harassment and obstruction of investigation.


Anyanwu, one of the lawyers in the defence, was joined in the amended charge filed on January 22 by the ICPC on the allegation that he called one of the prosecution witnesses on her mobile telephone during the pendency of the charge against Ndifon to threaten her.

Justice Omotosho had, on Thursday, ordered the two defendants to be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre pending the hearing of their bail applications.

Upon resumed hearing, Wilberforce Otuagona, SAN, announced an appearance for Prof. Ndifon and Anyanwu, though Solomon Umoh, SAN, their counsel on the last adjourned date, was also in court.

Otuagona urged the court to hear the bail application of his clients before trial continuation.

But the judge told him that the order was to take the trial before the bail application.

He said this was to ensure protection for the witness, who was alleged to have been called on the phone by Anyanwu.

Justice Omotosho said he overruled himself on the last adjourned date to take the bail plea first after Umoh, who appeared for the defence, pleaded with the court, despite the earlier court order.

He said he was in practice as a prosecutor for 18 years before joining the bench

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