In a shocking development, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Bisong, has expressed deep concern regarding a leaked viral audio recording linked to the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Ohaneye. The audio captures the minister issuing threats and intimidation towards female students who had testified about alleged sexual harassment by Prof. Cyril Ndifon of the university’s Law faculty.
The controversy began when female law students protested against Prof. Ndifon, accusing him of sexual harassment—a claim he vehemently denied. The situation escalated when Minister Uju Ohaneye issued a stern warning in a video, stating, “Whoever lies in this Calabar sexual case will go to jail. I will personally make sure that all guilty persons involved in this shameful act shall be prosecuted and jailed. I am pleading with you; I want justice to be done.”
In response to these events, Prof. Florence Bisong addressed the matter at the University Council Chambers on Friday, emphasizing the importance of supporting and commending the courageous students who came forward to testify. She expressed her dismay at the leaked viral audio of intimidation and jail threats from Minister Uju Kennedy towards the girls who spoke out against Prof. Ndifon.
“While I do not consider it expedient to respond to the disturbing audio,” Prof. Obi stated, “I wish to generally state that the students of the Faculty of Law wrote and submitted a petition and protested against the suspended Dean on their own accord. Those who testified before the panel, both on sexual harassment and other violations, were not prompted by anyone. The University should be commended for its commitment to academic excellence and creating an environment conducive to women’s voices in an oppressive and dominant patriarchal culture.”
This unfolding story continues to captivate the nation, as the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment and the minister’s threats remains ongoing. VOTP News will keep you updated with the latest developments in this troubling case.
In a recent and startling turn of events, Professor Florence Bisong, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, has expressed deep concern over a leaked viral audio recording allegedly linked to Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Ohaneye. This audio contains threats and intimidation towards female students who had bravely testified against Prof. Cyril Ndifon, a faculty member at the university, accusing him of sexual harassment.
The controversy erupted when female law students raised allegations of sexual harassment against Prof. Ndifon, which he vehemently denied. Matters escalated when Minister Uju Ohaneye issued a stern video warning, declaring her determination to ensure that anyone found guilty in this Calabar sexual case would face prosecution and imprisonment. She emphasized her commitment to justice.
In response, Professor Florence Bisong addressed the issue at the University Council Chambers, highlighting the significance of supporting and applauding the courageous students who came forward to testify. She expressed her dismay at the leaked audio, in which Minister Uju Kennedy purportedly issued threats and jail ultimatums to the girls who spoke out against Prof. Ndifon.
Professor Obi, in a statement, chose not to directly address the troubling audio but emphasized that the students of the Faculty of Law had initiated a petition and protests against the suspended Dean independently. He asserted that those who testified on various violations, including sexual harassment, did so willingly and without prompting. Prof. Obi also commended the University for its commitment to academic excellence and fostering an environment conducive to women’s voices, despite the challenges posed by a patriarchal culture.
This unfolding narrative continues to captivate the nation’s attention, with ongoing investigations into the allegations of sexual harassment and the minister’s threats. VOTP News remains dedicated to keeping you informed about the latest developments in this distressing case. More details would be release on this allegations from the University of Calabar