Do you remember him? The suspect who slept off during a kidnapping operation at their victim’s home in Ondo state about 10 days ago after taking tramadol? He did not wake up eventually. He died in his sleep on Monday while still in police custody, reports PUNCH.
The suspect, whose identity had yet to be established, was arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command, after sleeping off on the premises of the victim due to the effect of the tramadol.
He and three other members of his gang were reported to have unsuccessfully attempted to kidnap a pharmacy owner in Owo town in Ondo State. But the victim managed to escape.
Police said the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door of his shop.
It was reported that after failing to kidnap the victim, other members of the gang escaped but the deceased who also attempted to escape on a motorcycle had stumbled while trying to ride the motorcycle.
He was said to have subsequently fallen asleep, while a pack of 400mg of tramadol was found on him by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, Mr Femi Joseph, on Tuesday confirmed that the suspect did not wake up until he gave up the ghost.
He said the police suspected that his (deceased) death was not unconnected with the tramadol he had earlier taken.
Joseph said, “I can confirm to you that the suspect is dead. He died last night (Monday). We believe that his death is as a result of the tramadol he had taken before he went for the failed operation.
“We took him to a hospital, where he was given about 30 drips. A medical report indicated that the tramadol he took had damaged his system.
“We are still investigating the matter; our men are on the trail of the fleeing members of his gang.”