Scandal: Indicted Prof Enefiok Essien Becomes VC Of Uniuyo

The fifth vice chancellor (VC) of the University of Uyo (Uniuyo), Akwa Ibom state has emerged, and it is in the person of Prof Enefiok Essien who was allegedly indictment for sexual assault and forgery by the Court of Appeal.

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Professor Enefiok Essien allegedly assaulted a female student and was indicted for the crime by a court of appeal.

Prof Essien assumed office as vice chancellor of Uniuyo on Monday, November 30.

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The appointment reportedly generated controversy and tension, as the immediate past vice chancellor of the university, Prof Comfort Ekpo, wrote to the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, suggesting that Mr Essien’s inauguration be suspended because of his ‘fractured integrity’.

The former VC of Uniuyo, Prof Comfort Ekpo, wrote to the education minister, requesting that Essien’s inauguration be put on hold due to certain integrity issues.