The Police in Ondo State has said a suspected kidnapper who was arrested in a botched kidnap attempt in Owo is dead following complications from a high intake of tramadol .
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) reports that the suspect had been unconscious since his arrest over the Aug . 5 incident at a chemist in Owo .
Mr Femi Joseph , the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO ) for Ondo State Command , made the death public while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Tuesday in Akure .
According to Joseph, the suspect died at Owo General Hospital where medical personnel had battled to revive him .
“ The suspect died nine days after we arrested him ; we thought he would be revived so that he could help us in our investigation .
“ Unfortunately, he died yesterday ( Monday) . This could be connected with the high intake of tramadol which he took.
“ We are using this opportunity to further educate the public , especially parents , to monitor their wards and the kind of company they keep , ’’ he said .
NAN recalls that suspected kidnappers had stormed Chinery Pharmacy in Owo township with the intention of kidnapping the pharmacist.
The pharmacist, on sighting the suspects with arms , was said to have escaped through an exit door at the back of the chemist .
The suspects later snatched a Bajaj motorcycle from one Daodu Wale who came to the chemist to buy drugs.
While one of the suspects fell and was arrested , two accomplices escaped on the motorcycle.
One cut to size locally- made gun and 400 mg of tramadol were recovered from the suspect.
He was said to have slipped into a coma since his arrest until his death on Monday evening.