- Police have said that a kidnapper who took Tramadol in Ondo is yet to wake up, six days after his arrest
- The suspected kidnapper was arrested on Sunday, August 5, in Owo, Ondo state
- He and three other members of his gang attempted to kidnap a shop owner in Owo town
A suspected kidnapper whose identity has yet to be confirmed by the Ondo state police command was still sleeping six days after he was taken to the police custody.
The Punch reports that the suspect was arrested by men of the command on Sunday, August 5, as he and three other members of his gang attempted to kidnap a pharm.aceutical shop owner in Owo town.
Legit.ng gathered that the police said the three-man gang stormed the shop with guns with the intention to kidnap the owner, but the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door.
The police explained that the suspect tried to escape on a motorcycle but stumbled while he was trying to ride it. He reportedly snatched the motorcycle from a customer of the shop owner.
The other members of the gang were said to have taken to their heels.
The police stated 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.
The state police public relations officer, Femi Joseph, who spoke to Punch on Friday, August 10, said the suspect had yet to wake up.
He said: “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.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Ondo state command of the Nigerian police arrested a suspected kidnapper who allegedly wanted to kidnap a pha.rmacy owner but slept off as a result of an illegal use of Tramadol which he took before the operation.
The incident took place in Owo, Ondo state, on Sunday, August 5, but the suspect was still sleeping when he was paraded on Monday, August 6, due to the effect of the drug.
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