The suspected kidnapper who reportedly took a powerful painkiller (Tramadol) and slept off shortly before allegedly trying to kidnap a pharmacist in Ondo state has been declared dead.
Police Public Relations Officer for Ondo State Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, made the death public while speaking with the 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 his suspected high intake of Tramadol.
“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.