KUALA LUMPUR – The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology issued a condolence over the death of its Nigerian student, Thomas Orhions Ewansiha who was detained by the Immigration Department.
Thomas died during detention. According to the university, a Nigeria Embassy staff informed the university on his passing at 11.33 a.m. on Thursday, in order to get the records for that student to confirm that Thomas is the individual who passed away during detention.
“For your information, Thomas was arrested on 5 July at a public place in Kuala Lumpur during a raid,” the university said in a statement.
Thomas was a member of the postgraduate centre, who was pursuing his PhD in Management. He left behind a wife and two children.
“He was an inspired young man. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and many close friends.
“By all accounts Mr Thomas was a passionate and kind member of our community, respected by all who were lucky to meet him.
“All of us at Limkokwing University wish to express our heartfelt wishes of love and support to all affected. We request calmness and understanding during this time,” the statement said.
According to the Immigration Department, the Nigerian student is believed to have died from a seizure while asleep at the Immigration detention depot in Bukit Jalil. – MalaysiaGazette