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JSS 2 Student Dies After Taking 10 Capsules Of Tramadol Hard Drug During Inter-House Sports In Abia State

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Inter House Sports Ends In Tragedy As JSS II Student Takes 10 Tablets Of Tramadol And Dies

A Junior Secondary School II pupil at Ohafia in Arochukwu Local Government of Abia State has died after taking 10 tablets of Tramadol, Commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mr. Akindele Akingbade alleged yesterday.

He spoke in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, while delivering a lecture at a seminar NDLEA and Office of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Narcotics and Abia State Drug Abuse Control Committee (ADCC) organised for patent medicine dealers.

Akingbade said the pupil was alleged to have taken the tablets to enhance his performance during an inter-house sports competition in his school.

He was alleged to have died shortly after taking the drugs.

The NDLEA boss, who said Abia was among the states with a high level of drug/substance abuse, added that the governor had been informed about the incident.

He said efforts were being made to apprehend the seller as directed by the governor.

Akingbade advised patent medicine dealers to desist from selling drugs without prescription by doctors or pharmacists.

He attributed the high rate of crimes, including robbery, rape, kidnapping and others to the effect of drugs.




  1. Bukunmi Ilori

    March 8, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    rip.let police crack down on the sellers

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    March 8, 2018 at 6:38 AM

    What a terrible story! May God console the loved ones. It is not just the seller that should be arrested in this matter. The NDLEA should monitor drug outlets constantly and ascertain they comply with the rules as to what to sell and how to sell them.

    • Maye

      March 8, 2018 at 7:33 PM

      I totally agree with you, in the UK, tramadol is a controlled drug and cannot be purchased without a doctor’s prescription. And trust me doctors don’t just prescribe it to anyone.

  3. fifelomo

    March 8, 2018 at 7:15 AM

    Rip……local competition faa!!!

  4. Jilo

    March 8, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    We don’t have functioning government in Nigeria. Those in the helms of our nation’s affairs are busy looting our treasury while the drug traffickers are destroying the life of our future generations. This Country is a big joke.

    I think our best option now is to invite our colonial master to come back and take over from where they left off since 1960. Animal kingdom is even better than our banana republic because they still follow laws.

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