In a recent development regarding the trial of the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar, Cyril Ndifon, a forensic and intelligence analyst with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bwaigu Fungo, unveiled significant findings.
During the trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Fungo disclosed that Ndifon forwarded videos received from a witness, identified as TKJ, to another number. These videos, among which were explicit in nature, are central to the allegations of sexual harassment and gratification leveled against Ndifon.
According to Fungo, a total of 16 nude videos were extracted from Ndifon’s phone, with only three attributed to TKJ. The witness, a diploma of law graduate, accused Ndifon of demanding sexual favors, including oral sex and her virginity, in exchange for admission into the full LLB program. Additionally, she alleged that Ndifon coerced her into performing oral sex in front of her hostel inside his car.
Further revelations during the trial implicated Ndifon’s lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, who allegedly urged TKJ to disregard ICPC’s invitation, leading to his involvement in the matter.
Fungo’s testimony shed light on the dissemination of the explicit videos, indicating that Ndifon forwarded them to another number ending with 617. Furthermore, he stated that one of the videos was sent on September 26, 2023, following a request from Ndifon himself.
Under cross-examination, Fungo affirmed that the analysis indicated the videos were not voluntarily sent by TKJ. Despite attempts by Ndifon’s counsel to question the authenticity of the evidence, Fungo maintained the involuntary nature of TKJ’s actions, highlighting movements observed in the video clips.
The trial judge, Justice James Omotoso, granted the defense’s request for an adjournment to continue cross-examination. Additionally, he approved an application for the Nigerian Correctional Service to provide medical treatment for Ndifon, the second defendant, while he remains in custody awaiting the fulfillment of his bail conditions.