The suspected kidnapper, who was arrested during a botched kidnap operation, has been confirmed dead.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph who revealed this on Tuesday, stated that the suspect died due to complications from high dose of Tramadol he took before the botched operation despite efforts made to revive him.
He had been unconscious since his arrest over the August 5 kidnap attempt at a patent medicine store after two of his gang members had escaped.
According to the PPRO, the suspect died at the 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,” Joseph said.