A suspected kidnapper Who slept off after attempting with his gang members to kidnap a pharmacy shop owner in Ondo state is still sleeping six days after the incident.
The Ondo State Police Command said the suspect who slept off as a result of the Tramadol he allegedly took before the incident is still sleeping in police custody 6 days after he was arrested asleep.
According to PUNCH Metro, the suspect whose identity has yet to be confirmed, was arrested by men of the command on Sunday as he and three other members of his gang attempted to kidnap a pharmaceutical shop owner in Owo town.
The police said that the 3-man gang stormed the shop with guns with the intention to kidnap the owner, but the victim raised the alarm and escaped through the back door.
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 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.”
Source: PUNCH Metro