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Student death: Nigerian High Comm mulling redress, wants to prevent a repeat

PETALING JAYA: They will take a necessary steps to address the death of one of their Nigerian citizens in a detention centre in Kuala Lumpur, according to the Nigerian High Commission. They will keep an eye towards seeking redress in order to prevent a repeat of such occurrence.

The said commission will work closely with Malaysian authorities as they await for the results of the autopsy report.

The incident urged Nigerians in Malaysia to stay abide with the law and cooperate with the authorities and the High Commission while the investigations were on-going.

At the time of the arrest of Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, it was proven that he possessed a student pass that was valid until Sept. 23, according to the High Commission.

They also confirmed that Ewansiha was a doctoral student of Management at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology.

It was reported that on July 9, Ewansiha died while he was in a detention following a raid by the Immigration Department in Desa Aman Puri in Kuala Lumpur. Only July 11, a group of Nigerians was seen protesting his death outside the Nigerian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.

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