PETALING JAYA: Limkokwing University of Creative Technology was informed of its student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha’s death on Thursday.
A member of the Nigerian High Commission requested for his student records at 11.33am on Thursday to confirm his identity and for visa status verification.
“We immediately responded by making all files available to the embassy.
“To our knowledge, Thomas (Ewansiha) was detained on July 5 at a public place in Kuala Lumpur during a raid,” the university said in a statement.
Ewansiha was pursuing his PhD in Management, and was married with two children.
The university described Ewansiha as a member of its postgraduate centre.
“He was an inspired young man. We offer our condolences to his family and many close friends.
“We have no further information at this time. We are grateful for calm and understanding during this difficult time,” said the university.
At a press conference yesterday, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology vice-chancellor Prof K. Ramanathan told reporters that everything was under control at the campus in Cyberjaya.
“We took precautions but there were no untoward incidents,” he said, expressing his condolences to the family.
Expressing its sympathies, the Education Ministry said it was confident that the authorities were conducting a thorough investigation into the death of the student.
The ministry, it said in a statement, would be in touch with the Home Ministry for updates on the case.