Kidnapper sleeps off during operation after taking tramadol

Nigerian police

A suspected kidnapper has been arrested after sleeping off as a result of the tramadol he took before attempting to kidnap a drug store owner.

The incident, according to the police took place in Owo town, Ondo State, on Sunday.

As of Monday, the suspect was still sleeping due to the effect of the drug.

Parading the unconscious suspect at the Ondo Police Command headquarters in Akure, police spokesman, Femi Joseph, explained that the suspect and his gang members had invaded a pharmacy in Owo to kidnap the owner.

Mr Joseph said the three-man gang stormed the store with a gun, but the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door.

“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,” Joseph said.

The police spokesman added that the suspect would be charged to court after regaining consciousness.