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Abike Dabiri seeks investigation into death of Nigerian student in Malaysian Immigration detention

Valentine Chinyem

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The Chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has called for investigation into the death of Mr. Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, a Ph.D. student at the Limkokwing University in Malaysia.

Dabiri-Erewa urged the Nigerian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, to open an investigation into the death of Ewansiha.

Dabiri-Erewa, who protested the death of the post graduate student, stressed the need for the country to ensure that the welfare of Nigerians in Malaysia are not compromised.

In a statement she personally signed, the NIDCOM boss stated: “Our attention has been drawn to the death of Mr. Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, We are saddened at the demise of this Nigerian student who was pursuing his Ph.D. in management, at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor, Malaysia.

“Ewansiha had a valid student pass, but he was still detained for 14 days by the Malaysian authorities until he suffered a seizure while in custody.

“I urge the Nigerian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, to open an investigation into the death of Ewansiha. We must ensure that the welfare of our countrymen in Malaysia is not compromised.

“My heart goes out to his family, his young widow and two who’ve suffered such a painful loss.”