Nigerian Afro-pop star, David Adeleke aka Davido, has been detained by the police for giving false information following the mysterious death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike, that was on a night out with him.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi disclosed that the music star is already being detained at the Lion Building Police Station in Lagos Island for further questioning over Tagbo’s death.
Speaking at a briefing held at the Command headquarters in Ikeja on Wednesday. the CP said the police were investigating the case of Tagbo’ sudden and unnatural death which happened on October 3, 2017.
His words, “At the General Hospital, on Lagos Island, the Chief Security Officer of the hospital, one Oparah Moshood, alerted the Divisional Police Officer at Lion Building Police Division that an unidentified male was brought in dead in an Ash colour Toyota Hilux with registration number LXB 738EX.
“The victim was brought in by two unidentified male. On searching the body of the deceased, the Police found an international passport with the name Tagbo Umeike.
“You can recall that one Caroline Danjuma, an actress and the victim’s fiancé, published on her Instagram page that her fiancé died in the company of friends including one David Adeleke aka Davido. “To be objective and in my usual style of fact finding, I called for a pre-investigative meeting in my conference room. In that meeting were all parties including the family, friends of the deceased, family and friends of Davido and of course that of Danjuma and the DPO at Lion Building and the investigating police officer were also present.
“The meeting confirmed the following that Tagbo Umeike on the date in question met and had drinks with friends including Davido at Sushi Bar. The CCTV camera footage of the bar was called for and it also showed that the victim had 40 takes of Tequila.
“During that meeting, Davido said he left the bar for DNA night club. He stated that he was only informed of the victims’ death at DNA Bar. However investigation conducted into the case has clearly revealed that one Tunde Yusufu, a driver and the driver of Davido’s white Toyota Hilux vehicle accompanied by one Agbaje Olaoye and one Idris Busare both Davido’s friends took the deceased to Lagos Island General Hospital and abandoned him in the car in front of the hospital on the instruction of Davido.
“The CCTV footage at General Hospital picked up the white Hilux vehicle and captured the entire incident. The vehicle was recovered at No. 7 Awosika Street, Lekki Phase One.”
The police said the new revelation completely debunked Davido’s claim that he did not know how the deceased got to the General Hospital in Lagos.
“For this reason, I have instructed the DPO Lion Building and the investigating officers that they should invite Davido for questioning. It is our interest to know why the victim was taken to General Hospital and dumped him, and why those who took him there fled the location without as much as notifying the hospital authority or reporting to the police.
“That calls for questioning. As I am talking to you, Davido has been re-invited for questioning. He is at the Lion Building Police Station. The autopsy report on the deceased revealed that he died of Asphysia which in lay man’s term is suffocation. At the end of this sub round of investigation, I will again let Lagosians know of our findings.”