A medical student from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Mirabel Obi, has said she was harassed by the school authorities after twerking in a bikini on campus.
Speaking on alleged harassment, she said, “ I was only harassed without being heard from (the authorities in question badged into my hostel and ransacked my properties).
“Ever since then, I have faced so much humiliation, I don’t even know how to come out anymore. I keep wondering if it was really worth it. A lot of my properties have been damaged and some are nowhere to be found. Like how do you invade someone’s privacy?”
The video of Mirabel went viral on Saturday after she danced in a bikini amid cheers from other students.
Alongside that video was another one, where a man, identified as the UNN Dean of Students stated that the student would be expelled and prosecuted for her actions.
However, the student took to her Instagram page on Sunday to clear the air on her alleged expulsion.
She said, “It is no news that a female UNN student was expelled from UNN after supposedly stripping to win 10k in a dance competition. Well, I am that student. Normally I would let this slide because I am not clout chasing and I owe no one an explanation, but I’m tired of seeing different fake news on the story and at this moment. I feel it is pertinent to address this issue publicly.”
The student then stated the prize was N30,000 not N10,000 as earlier alleged, adding that the competition was for a concert awareness in her school.
She continued, “I have watched a lot of girls compete in the past and what they wore was nothing better than mine. It was equivalent to what I wore and sometimes worse because after all, we feel we are dancing in front of our fellow females, but then I feel the amount I made was the reason for the video going viral.
“The Dean of Student Affairs got hold of the video and I really do not know what they told him about me that made him rage in so much anger and also to make the decision to expel me. I am not and was never expelled because we all know that you cannot expel a student on the ground of twerking.
“We were all dancing in front of the girls’ hostel, and there was never a place that twerking is violating the school rules and regulations. Twerking has nothing to do with my academics because you can’t even make it to be a medical student in UNN without crossing 300 and above in your JAMB. I am still very serious and I know how to balance my social/academic life.”