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UMU expels students over alleged nude video

The administration of the United Methodist University (UMU) has expelled five of its students who were involved in an alleged nude video saga that went viral on social media here.

According to a release, UMU interim president Dr. Albert Coleman recently announced the expulsion of the victim who allegedly self – recorded her nude video including the four other students who also circulated it.

The UMU administration’s recent action comes in the wake of ongoing court processes regarding the video in which it is alleged that one of the student had recorded herself before her friends and school mates accessed the video from her phone and distributed it on social media.

The student in return sued her friends that are alleged to be linked to the distribution of the video.She had earlier complained them to the Liberia National Police (LNP) concerning the alleged distribution of the nude video.

The four suspects were charged by the LNP following investigation, with the crime of dissemination of obscene materials.Those expelled with immediate effect include the victim (name withheld) and suspects Stephanie Ajavon, Charlotte Dixon, Anita Woods, and Deddeh Yarsiah.

Dr. Coleman in the release states that the students violated count 18 of the student handbook of the University.Count 18 of the student handbook states that no student, whether male or female, shall sexually harass another student. This includes unwanted gesture, touching or verbal.

Also, students are advised not to expose sexual areas to fellow students.Meanwhile some former and current students of the United Methodist University have expressed mixed reactions on the decision taken by the university.

Some of the students of the UMU welcome the decision while others frowned at the administration of the University for taking a decision viewed by some as being “hasty” and allegedly done without any investigation.–Press release

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