Kidnapper who slept off at his victim’s place as as a result of the tramadol he took before going for his operation is still sleeping six days after his arrest, Police says.
The suspect was arrested on Sunday as he and three other members of his gang attempted to kidnap a pharmaceutical shop owner in Owo town.
The victim of the attack had raised an alarm and escaped through the back door, when the three-man gang stormed the shop with guns with the intention of kidnapping him.
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, Mr. Femi Joseph, who spoke to Punch’s correspondent on Friday, 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.”