One of Nigeria’s biggest stars Davido was recently accused of murdering a friend of his, Tagbo Umeike who sadly passed away recently. Via both snapchat and instagram, Davido revealed that he was not involved in his friend’s death.
However, while briefing the press on the investigation yesterday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, disclosed that preliminary investigation showed that the late Umeike was rushed to the hospital on David’s instruction.
Davido was thus arrested in Lagos and taken to the commissioner of police who ordered that he be taken to the police division for further questioning.
The late Tagbo was found dead in a car parked outside Lagos Island General Hospital. Soon after his death, his girlfriend took to Instagram to accuse Davido of being involved in her boyfriend’s death.
“The victim was alleged to have been brought in by two unidentified males. The DPO rushed to the scene and identified the victim as Tagbo Umeike, from the international passport found in the car. Shortly after, one Caroline Danjuma, an actress and the victim’s fiancée, published on her Instagram page that her boyfriend died in the company of some friends, among whom was Davido.” the chief of police, Imohimi Edgal said.
Davido has accused bloggers of lying and exaggerating the events just to get a good story and to make him look bad.
“However, investigation revealed that Davido’s white Toyota Hilux escort driver, Tunde Usutu, accompanied by one Agbeje Olaoye and one Idris Busari, both Davido’s friends, took the deceased to the General Hospital and abandoned him in his vehicle on the instruction of Davido. The CCTV footage at the hospital picked the escort vehicle and the entire activity. The vehicle was recovered from Davido’s residence at 7, Awoshika Street, Lekki Phase 1. This completely debunks Davido’s claim that he did not know how the deceased got to the General Hospital.” Edgal continued, “The interim autopsy report stated that the victim died of asphyxia, which means suffocation. At the end of this fresh round of investigation, I will tell Lagosians our findings.”
Davido also released CCTV footage from the Shisha lounge where he last saw the deceased before the tragic incident.