The suspected kidnapper who took tramadol before attempting to kidnap a Pharmacist in Ondo State, has reportedly died following complications from a high intake of Tramadol tablets.
The suspect who was arrested in a botched kidnap attempted, had been unconscious since his arrest over the August 5 incident at a chemist in Owo. Confirming the death of the kidnapper, NAN reported that the Police Public Relations Officer for Ondo State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, disclosed that he died at Owo General Hospital where medical personnel had battled to revive him.
“The suspect died nine days after we arrested him; we thought he would be revived so that he could help us in our investigation. Unfortunately, he died yesterday (Monday).
“This could be connected with his suspected high intake of Tramadol.
“We are using this opportunity to further educate the public, especially parents, to monitor their wards and the kind of company they keep,’’ he said.
We reported few days ago that the suspect was still sleeping six days, after he was taken into custody. Though the suspect had tried to escape on a motorcycle he reportedly snatched from a customer of the shop owner, however he stumbled while he was trying to ride it while other members of the gang were said to have taken to their heels.
The Ondo State Police Command disclosed that a 400mg tablet of Tramadol was recovered from the pocket of the sleeping suspect, which raised the suspicion that he must have taken the drug before he went for the operation.
Speaking to Punch’s correspondent, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph disclosed that the suspect was watched to know if he is pretending.
“As of today (Friday), the suspect had yet to wake up. Maybe he took too much of the drug, that is why he is still sleeping. We have tried all we could to make him regain his consciousness to no avail.
“However, we are still watching him to find out if he is pretending. We are with him and he would face the music no matter how long he is unconscious” he said.