Kidnapper arrested by Nigerian police after falling asleep on the job

Nduta Waweru Aug 7, 2018 at 08:15am

August 07, 2018 at 08:15 am | News

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 07, 2018 at 08:15 am | News

When three criminals in Nigeria planned to kidnap a pharmacy owner on Sunday, they did not anticipate the plan would end the way it did.

The three had stormed into a pharmacy in Owo but before they could do anything, one of them popped a pill called tramadol, which is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.

The owner of the pharmacy had already fled to safety after raising alarm and calling the police, thus botching the kidnappers’ plan. Realising they were at risk of arrest, the kidnappers fled but the one who had taken tramadol stumbled and fell asleep, according to Punch Nigeria.

The police not only caught him but also paraded him on Monday at the command headquarters in Akure.

“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,” said the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph.

A tramadol tablet was also found in the suspect’s pocket.

The suspect will be charged in court after regaining consciousness.

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