Nige­ri­ans de­mand jus­tice on death of stu­dent in Malaysia

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mu­tiu Ganiyu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nige­ri­ans in Malaysia are de­mand­ing that those in­volved in the beat­ing to death of a Nige­rian stu­dent for al­leged rape in Malaysia be brought to book.

Three weeks ago, the stu­dent died in po­lice sta­tion af­ter be­ing res­cued from a mob that al­legedly beat him for at­tempt­ing to rape a lady in­side a lift in Da­mansara.

Act­ing High Com­mis­sioner of the Nige­rian em­bassy, Mrs. Janet Odeka is yet to make the iden­tity of the de­ceased known to the public.

Also, ef­forts made to get facts of the case and up­date from her yielded no pos­i­tive re­sult. Nige­ri­ans who spoke with Daily Trust ex­pressed dis­be­lief, in­dig­na­tion and frus­tra­tion at the in­ci­dent not­ing that such act por­tends dan­ger for Nige­ri­ans in Malaysia and dan­ger­ous to the in­ter­est of the two coun­tries’ re­la­tion­ship.

Nige­ri­ans called on the em­bassy in to be more ac­tive in pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing the in­ter­est of cit­i­zens.

Mean­while, Pres­i­dents of Nige­rian in Di­as­pora, Malaysia (NIDOMY), Chief James Emarievbe and Nige­rian Stu­dents Fo­rum, Malaysia (NSFM), Ochu Joshua dis­closed that the as­so­ci­a­tions and em­bassy were al­ready in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case.

Photo: NAN

NYSC act­ing Di­rec­tor, Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Al­haji Aliyu Taura (left) and Di­rec­tor, Press/Public Re­la­tions, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, un­veil the new NYSC cer­tifi­cate in Abuja yesterday.

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