23 October 2017

Davido is a free man, police clear him of friend’s murder allegations

Nigerian music star Davido has been cleared of all allegations of murder or involvement in the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike.
 
Davido lost two friends - Tagbo Umeke and DJ Olu - in the space of a week.
 
He first lost Tagbo on Monday, October 2 and broke the news of the death of DJ Olu on his Instagram handle Saturday night, October 7.
 
According to the autopsy report, Tagbo passed away as a result of suffocation though it was originally reported that he died of alcohol poisoning after a party at Shisha Lounge in Lekki - Lagos, Nigeria.
 
Davido became a person of interest after rumors started circulating that he was involved in his friend's death.
Tagbo's girlfriend Caroline Danjuma, who is also an actress, accused the music star of not being truthful about what transpired on the night of his friend's death.
 
Legal counsel for the music star, Mr. Bobo F. Ajudua, told the media that his client has been exonerated of all allegations of murder against him and is therefore a free man.
 
"We've been to Panti and my client has given a statement there too. It's clear from all the investigation, evidence, and statements given so far that David was not at any point with the deceased after he left him alive at Shisha room and as such he's been released to go about his business," Mr Ajudua said.
 
The musician's counsel added that, "Of course if called on to give any more information he would gladly. But in truth, he only knew so much about the night and has reproduced this time and time again. They've also observed the consistency between his statements and those of all the others interviewed, as a result he's been allowed to go."
 
Davido in a post on Snapchat some days ago said he has forgiven people who accused him of any involvement in the death of Tagbo Umeike.
 
He said: "Thank you Jesus" before calling out "persons that said false things about me or accused me of what I don't know. I sincerely forgive you.. and God bless you. We move on. Let's all be better. Thank you Lord."
 
Story by Ernest Dela Aglanu