Mirabel Obi, a medical student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has challenged the school authorities after she was threatened with expulsion following a viral video of her twerking half-naked on campus.
A video emerged, showing the Dean of Student affairs threatening Obi with expulsion after her salacious dance during an event in the school. The dean termed her action as a “disgrace to womanhood” and will be ‘expelled and persecuted’ accordingly.
Sharing the twerking video on Instagram, Mirabel wrote alleged that she has been harassed by the school authorities, who reportedly stormed her hostel and ransacked her properties.
According to her, twerking is not an offence stipulated in the UNN rule book, insisting that she has not been expelled as she did nothing wrong.
She stated that she decided to speak up as she was fed up with the misconceptions of her posited on social media.
She wrote: “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.
“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.
Here are the points am trying to make.
“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 your 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 harassed 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.”