The Abia State Commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Akindele Akingbade, has disclosed that a Junior Secondary School student in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, whose identity has yet to be known, reportedly died after he allegedly took 10 tablets of Tramadol.
Akingbade stated this on Wednesday in Umuahia while delivering a lecture at a seminar organised by his agency, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Narcotics and Abia State Drug Abuse Control Committee.
The seminar was organised for patent drug dealers in Abia Central Senatorial District.
He pointed out that the student was said to have taken the tablets to enhance his performance during an inter-house sports competition being organised in his school.
The deceased, according to Akingbade, was billed to participate in the competition before he died.
Akingbade explained that the JSS student died shortly after taking the drugs.
He disclosed that Abia was among top ranked states in the country with high level of drug/substance abuse, stating that the governor of the state had been informed about the incident