NDIFON: Court to Rule on No Case Submission on March 6th

The suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar, Cyril Ndifon, through his counsel, Joe Agi, (SAN), today, submitted that he had no case to answer in the sexual harassment charges preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

At the resumed hearing of the case at the Federal High Court, Abuja before Justice James Omotosho, Agi applied to withdraw the defendants earlier no case submission filed on the 15th February, 2024. A new no case submission dated 19th Feb., 2024 and filed same day was announced.

In his submission, Agi argued that under the Independent and other Related Corrupt Practices (ICPC) Act, the court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the matter. The learned silk strongly argued that the ICPC ACT expressly confers jurisdiction of matters such as this to the State High Courts or FCT High Court.

In a copy of the no-case submission filed by Agi, he urged the court to discharge and acquit Ndifon adding that the series of chats suggested a consensual relationship between them.

Agi noted that Ndifon and TKJ conveyed their love, affection, and concern for each other’s safety. It was the ICPC who snatched his mobile phone, invaded his privacy and made the chats public.

Agi said, “My Lord, we hereby make a no-case submission. We ask my Lord to vary the bail conditions and discharge the defendants accordingly.

The trial judge, James Omotoso, adjourned the matter to March 6th, 2024 for ruling on the no-case submission and variation of bail applications.

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