Report has it that a Junior Secondary School (JSS) student in Ohafia, Arochukwu Local Government of Abia State has died after taking 10 tablets of Tramadol.
This was made known in a statement made by the Commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mr. Akindele Akingbade.
Mr. Akindele Akingbade who spoke in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, while delivering a lecture at a seminar organized by the NDLEA and Office of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Narcotics and Abia State Drug Abuse Control Committee (ADCC) said that the pupil was alleged to have taken the Tramadol tablets to enhance his performance during an inter-house sports competition in his school. He was said to have died shortly after taking the drugs.
The NDLEA boss said efforts were being made to apprehend the seller as directed by the Abia state governor.
Akingbade also advised patent medicine dealers to desist from selling drugs without prescription by doctors or pharmacists.
Akingbade said besides the agency’s resolve to take the awareness campaign against selling of harmful drugs to the abusers, they (NDLEA) had begun encouraging schools to establish Drug Free Clubs, to discourage pupils from taking drugs.