The University of Nigeria Nsukka student who made the rounds on social media after she was threatened to be expelled by the Dean of Student Affairs for dancing in a revealing bodysuit has expressed anger towards how the issue was handled and stated that she has not been expelled contrary to media reports.
Mirabel Obi, a medical student in the prestigious academic institution (UNN) was filmed twerking in a dancing competition in the school premises (female hostel), a video which trended on social media. The Nigerian media would pick on the story and make varying reports after Mirabel was threatened to be expelled.
In a bid to clear the air, Mirabel Obi in a lengthy Instagram post 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, am tired of seeing different fake news on the story and at this moment, I feel it is pertinent to address this issue publicly.
“This is the real story behind it all. My name is Mirabel, a medical student of UNN. On the 28th, October 2021, there was an awareness for a concert in the school. Awareness is what people do almost every time and what comes with it is usually a dance competition and that day, we were competing for 30k. I happened to be one of the contenders.”
Mirable noted that she has “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’’ she added.
The student would go on to itemize her points into six, she noted:
“1. I am not and was never expelled because we all know that you cannot expel a student on the ground of twerking.
“2. 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.
“3. Twerking has nothing to with my academics because you can’t even make it to be a medical student in UNN without crossing 300 and above in ur JAMB. I am still very serious and I know how to balance my social/academic life.
“4. It was never a competition for 10k. It was 30k.
“5. I wasn’t expelled, I repeat I was only harrassed without being heard from (the authorities in question badged into my hostel and ransacked my properties).
“6. 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.”
School authorities have not made any statement regarding the maltreatment Mirable pointed out, but there are speculations that awareness activities might be restricted or take a different shape in the 61-year-old institution.
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