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Friday, 13 October 2017

Davido arrested over friend’s death


Investigations into the death of Tagbo Umeke, a friend of hip-pop artiste, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, took a different dimension yesterday, following his arrest upon discovery that his statement was laced with falsehood.

Davido reportedly told an investigative team at Lion Building division, Lagos Island, that he was not at Shisha Bar, from where the deceased was rushed and dumped at the Lagos Island General Hospital.
In his statement, Davido also said that he had left the bar for DNA Night Club on Victoria Island, Lagos where he was informed about Umeke’s death.
However, while briefing journalists on the update of the investigation yesterday, the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said that preliminary investigation showed that the late Umeke was rushed to the hospital on Davido’s instruction. Consequently, Davido was arrested yesterday.
A sober Davido was sighted in a white hood shirt on a pair of pants at the command’s headquarters yesterday in company with his lawyer. He was moved to Lion Building about 5p.m. where he was still being quizzed as at time of writing this report.
Edgal said: “About 9.20a.m. on October 3, 2017, the Chief Security Officer of Lagos Island General Hospital alerted the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Lion Building, that an unidentified male was brought in dead in an ash colour Toyota Camry car with number plate LSD 738 EL. 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 Umeke, 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 who was Davido.
“In my usual style of fact findings, I called for a meeting with the family of the deceased, Davido’s family, Davido, Caroline Danjuma, including the DPO Lion building and the investigative team. The meeting established that the deceased, Tagbo Umeke, met and had drinks with friends among who was Davido at Shisha Bar.
“The bar attendant confirmed that he (deceased) had 40 shots of Tequila and exhibited clear signs of drunkenness. The CCTV footage which I called for showed that the deceased was quarrelsome and violent in that meeting.”
The commissioner insisted that Davido confirmed that he left Shisha Bar without the deceased to DNA Night Club and that he was only informed of the victim’s death at DNA club.
But against that claim, investigations revealed that Davido’s white Toyota Hilux escort driver, Tunde Usutu, accompanied by Agbeje Olaoye and Idris Busari, both Davido’s friends, took the deceased to the General Hospital, Lagos and abandoned him in his vehicle on the instruction of Davido.
He also hinted that the CCTV footage at the hospital recorded the escort vehicle and all that transpired. The vehicle was recovered from Davido’s residence at 7, Awosika Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
The interim autopsy report stated that the victim died of Asphyxia which literally means suffocation.
“At the end of this fresh round of investigation, I will tell Lagosians our findings,” Edgal added.

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