Wisma Putra: No protest outside Malaysian High Comm in Nigeria

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  • Friday, 12 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that there was no protest outside the Malaysian High Commission in Nigeria.

"I can confirm there was no protest.

"There was also no protest yesterday (July 11)," a Wisma Putra spokesperson said on Friday (July 12).

Earlier, it was reported that a group of Nigerians had protested the death of Thomas Orhions Ewansiha outside the Nigerian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday (July 11).

Ewansiha died while in detention following a raid by the Immigration Department in Desa Aman Puri in Kuala Lumpur on July 9.

Earlier on Friday (July 12), Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said in a statement that Ewansiha was arrested when he tried to flee from officers during the raid.

The raid on July 4 resulted in the arrest of 20 foreigners including Ewansiha.

He said Ewansiha was initially detained for 14 days for further investigations.

While he was in detention, Khairul said, officers on duty were told by other detainees that Ewansiha had a seizure in his sleep.

"Immediate aid and medical checks were conducted and the hospital was contacted to assist as well.

"An ambulance from HUKM (Universiti Kebangsaan Hospital), as well as an assistant medical officer, arrived at 12.30am and they had attempted to help the subject.

"However, he was then pronounced dead," Khairul Dzaimee said, adding that a police report had been made on the matter.

He added that the department was still waiting for a full medical report on the subject, as well as the exact cause of death, via a post-mortem.

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