Women Affairs minister, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye warns victims from testifying against suspended sexual predator lecturer, Prof. Ndifon (Audio)

Women Affairs minister, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye warns victims from testifying against suspended sexual predator lecturer, Prof. Ndifon (Audio)

The Minister for Women Affairs, Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye has warned the sexual harassment victims of the University of Calabar involved in the o

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The Minister for Women Affairs, Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye has warned the sexual harassment victims of the University of Calabar involved in the ongoing investigation of suspended Prof Cyril Ndifon, to keep off from the case.

Prof. Ndifon was accused of sexual harassment by female students of the Faculty of Law, UNICAL.

In a petition being circulated online, the Minister is being accused of tampering with some of the key witnesses, intimidating and threatening them to keep off the case.

The petition urged all well meaning Nigerians to interrogate the motive of the honourable Minister and call her to order.

Part of the petition reads: “Prof. Ndifon saga, Faculty of Law UNICAL: +234 803 801 xxxx. Please let’s feel free to generously call Uju Kennedy, Nigeria’s Minister of women affairs and ask her why she’s interfering in an ongoing panel of investigation to investigate sexual harassment and violation of UNICAL regulations.

“She’s calling young students who testified, intimidating them and offering favours in exchange for SILENCE.”

The Minister was alleged to have told a student victim that, “If your VC makes you go and lie against somebody you will go to jail. Trust me, I personally will put you in jail. I want you to be very careful because your future is at stake.”

The Minister in yet another audio recording told the victim that her story does not amount to rape nor sexual harassment.

Below is her audio conversation with three victims of Prof Cyril Ndifon

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Prof Cyril Ndifon

The minister has been enmeshed in controversy in recent times.

Only last week, she became an advocate of child labour when asked state governments to start thinking of ways to involve pupils in what she termed ‘urban development’.

While speaking at the Anambra Investment Summit in Anambra State, she advocated for the reduction of school days so that pupils can use the free time to manufacture essentials such as toothpicks, sanitary pads and cotton buds.

She said pupils should be made to be involved in production lines just as it is done in China.

“I am pleading for us to looking into more of production of some of these things in our society especially the necessities like the match box, the toothpick, cotton bud, sanitary pads and stuffs like that. Let us introduce urban development in the schools. If we can think about using Fridays as free for our children to start producing things just like they do in China. In China, even young kids get involved in production.”