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Coroner’s court rules death of Nigerian PhD student while in detention in Malaysia was “due to natural causes”

Coroner’s court rules death of Nigerian PhD student while in detention in Malaysia was “due to natural causes”

The Coroner’s Court in Malaysia has dominated that the dying of a Nigerian doctorate scholar whereas in immigration custody, was as a consequence of pure causes.


Thomas Orhions Ewansiha,33, died on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, whereas below detention on the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot.


Ewanshiha, who was pursuing a PhD in Management on the Limkokwing University, is survived by a spouse and two younger youngsters. 


Coroner Mahyon Talib on Friday, November 12, mentioned based mostly on the testimony of witnesses, Ewansiha had died as a consequence of a coronary heart assault, and there was no clear proof that his dying was as a consequence of negligence or felony components.


“According to one witness, if the deceased had been given immediate treatment, it was possible that his death could be avoided,” he said.


“However, it cannot be denied that the Immigration Department has also tried to save the deceased by calling in an ambulance and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him,” she mentioned.


Mahyon mentioned based mostly on the paramedic’s assertion, makes an attempt had been made to save lots of the deceased and the identical was additionally narrated intimately by the deceased’s cell accomplice in addition to one other detainee housed within the reverse cell.


“Overall, the act (to save the deceased) was taken, but luck was not on the side of the deceased,”  she added.


Meanwhile, lawyer Rajesh Nagaran, representing Ewasiha’s household, when met by reporters after proceedings, mentioned the household will attraction towards the choice and would provoke a civil swimsuit towards the Malaysian Immigration Department for negligence.


“Ewansiha was given pharmaceuticals and medical therapy by unqualified people. We imagine because of this he had a coronary heart assault. We agree with the coroner that the deceased died as a consequence of pure causes. But, he was not given the suitable therapy which not directly led to Ewansiha’s dying,” the lawyer mentioned.


The media had reported previous to this that Ewansiha was amongst 20 foreigners picked up in an built-in operation on July 4 at Desa Aman Puri, Kuala Lumpur.


He tried to flee through the operation however was captured. He later produced his passport and was discovered to be holding a sound scholar cross upon additional checks.


Ewansiha was suspected of committing an offence below the Immigration Act. He was held for 14 days for additional investigations. 


Ewansiha and different detainees had been despatched to the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot at about midday the subsequent day. 


At about 12.05am on Jul 9, the officer on obligation was knowledgeable by the opposite detainees that Ewansiha “suddenly” had a seizure whereas sleeping. 


The Special Medical Unit on obligation instantly examined and handled the topic and contacted Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM) for help. 


The assistant medical officer – who arrived with the ambulance at 12.30am examined and assisted Ewansiha, however the scholar was later pronounced useless. 


Following the incident, the supervisor and officer on obligation lodged a report on the Bukit Jalil police station.


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