A suspected kidnapper fell asleep in the business place of his victim allegedly after taking Tramadol before going on the operation.
The man tried to kidnap a pharmacist in Owo town, Ondo state, but the effects of the drug he took, kicked in during the operation and he dozed off. He slept for over 24 hours due to the effect of the drug and was still sleeping as he was paraded at the command headquarters in Akure.
The incident took place on Sunday and the kidnapper was arrested at the scene. On Monday, he was still sleeping but that didn’t stop him from being paraded.
The Ondo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, explained that the suspect and his gang members had invaded a pharmacy in Owo to kidnap the owner. Joseph said the three-man gang stormed the store with a gun, but the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door.
The PPRO said: “After failing to abduct their target, the hoodlums fled, but one of them stumbled because he was not active again due to the effect of the tramadol he had taken. The suspect has been sleeping for more than 24 hours after his arrest while a 400mg tablet of tramadol was found in his pocket. ”
The police spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court after regaining consciousness.