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JUST IN: Court grants prof Ndifon N250m bail


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The suspended dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar, Professor Cyril Ndifon has been released on bail by an Abuja Federal High Court.

The Court also granted bail to his lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, who was arraigned with him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Mr Ndifon and his lawyer are currently standing trial on four amended counts of alleged sexual harassment and an attempt to thwart the cause of justice.

Anyanwu’s bail was set at N50 million with two sureties, while Ndifon’s bail stands at N250 million, also with two sureties.

While delivering judgement on their bail application on Friday, the presiding judge, Justice James Omotoso, said, “Bail is granted to the first defendants in the sum of N250m with two sureties who own properties within FCT with a minimum valuation of N150m.

“The first defendant and his two sureties must submit their bank statements.

“The first defendants must submit his International passport to the court.

“The second defendant is granted bail in the sum of N50m with two sureties who will submit their bank statements.

“The defendants must file an undertaking not to interfere with the case, readiness to attend trial and not to cause delay.”

Justice Omotosho adjourned the matter till Monday for continuation of hearing.

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