A Nigerian man has reportedly lost his life after taking a tramadol laced dry gin for a fight, though he won the fight, he lost his life.
The middle-aged man identified as Chibuike aka Achi, died in Okomoko, Rivers State, after taking a mixture of dry gin and tramadol.
The incident happened on Thursday evening. The deceased had loaded himself with the drink before heading to a bakery in the area, to beat another young man whom he had accused of snatching his girlfriend.
He was heading home after successfully beating his rival, when he collapsed and died. When his pockets were searched, a bottle of dry gin, tramadol, lighter and a penknife were found. His rival and the snatched girlfriend have since been arrested by the police.
As the Nigerian government continues to combat drug abuse, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country.
The NAFDAC Boss who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, said nine out of the seized containers of tramadol were released to NAFDAC by the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), and had been destroyed by her agency.
Prof. Adeyeye who decried the delay by the custom in handing over the rest of the containers to her agency, stated that tramadol was a restricted drug but had been abused by Nigerian youths who use it without prescription.