A protest has erupted at the law department of the University of Calabar, Cross River state, where female law students are demanding an end to the sexual assault and exploitation allegedly perpetrated by the dean, Professor Cyril Ndifon.
In a viral video making rounds on Twitter, the students were seen holding placards with different inscriptions, calling out the lecturer for allegedly harassing them.
In the video shared by @_nwatuofficial on Twitter, the students alleged that the lecturer engages in law school manipulation, adding that he must go for their sanity.
“We are tired of sucking dicks,” was boldly scribbled in black ink on a white placard which the students held to express their grievances against Mr Ndifon, dean of the law faculty, according to a video shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday.
Another placard said: “Prof Ndifon, let the girls with big breasts breathe, stop suffocating us!!!”
The allegations have, however, generated reactions on social media, with many joining the students to lend their voices against the alleged sexual harassment.
Reacting to the development, a Twitter user @UnkleAyo wrote, “It will interest you to know that this same Professor was suspended in 2015 for raping a law student in his office. Why was he reinstated? How did he end up becoming a dean again? The V.C of UNICAL is obviously of questionable character.”
@trinityboi wrote, “Female students of the Unical Faculty of Law are currently protesting against their Dean, Prof. Ndifon Cyril. He is notorious for sexually harassing female students. These students are now being threatened with expulsion. When will these men stop this act? This is one of the longest lingering problems most females face in school. Lend a voice ✍️.”
The vice chancellor of the University, Prof. Florence Banku Obi while addressing the aggrieved students said their cries and complaints have been heard and necessary actions will be taken.