Police night patrol team in Sunyani in the bring Ahafo Region has recently arrested a naked man who was chasing after an equally naked woman in public around midnight. Upon interrogation, the police found out he was heavily dozed on Tramadol.
According to the police, the two was sweating profusely when the spotted them and they had no choice but to intervene. When the man was arrested, he told the police they should allow him to teach the girl a “Lesson”.
Mrs Olivia Boateng who is the Head of Tobacco and Substance Abuse of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) made this known at the annual general meeting of the Association of Medicine Counter Assistants Ghana (AMCAG) at the Christ The King Hall in Accra recently said the abuse of tramadol is becoming a danger to the society but the FDA is doing whatever is possible to ensure that the medicine is only sold on prescription.
The FDA official who was the main speaker at the AMCAG’s general meeting on the theme “The Fight Against Abuse of Opioids – The Role of MCA’s” explained further that if the poor lady who was obviously running away from her ‘predator’ as a result of long bout of sex had not met the police patrol team, she would have suffered more long hours of sex.
“The police said during their night patrol in Sunyani recently they saw this naked young lady who was running very fast and sweating profusely. Soon afterwards, another young man who was also sweating profusely was seen running after her so the police realized there was something wrong, for which reason they moved in to rescue the young lady,” she said, adding that when the police got to them, the young lady was seen slapping the young man while the young man tried to drag the lady along.
Mrs. Boateng said a lot of crimes are being committed by young people under the influence of tramadol which is medically prescribed for managing severe pains. She, therefore, described the theme for the AMCAG’s general meeting as very appropriate adding that medicine counter assistants are seen as partners by FDA in the fight against the abuse of opioids.
She asked them not to display tramadol at the point of sale and also restrict the sale to a prescription from a recognized health facility.
“You must desist from selling unregistered tramadol because the sale of unregistered tramadol comes with a penalty of GH¢20,000 and a jail term of 10 years,” she disclosed.
In his speech, the president of AMCAG, Constance Abbey, asked his colleagues to always dispense with a valid prescription.
“We must know that once we go behind the counter in the pharmacy, we are dealing with people’s lives and health. Therefore, that is not the place and time to engage in trial and error,” the president, Constance Abbey said.