David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has released an official statement and videos, detailing the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike.
This is coming after Davido was indicted by the Lagos police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, for lying about Tagbo’s death. Edgal had earlier told reporters that Close Circuit Television footages from the hospital proved that Tagbo was brought in dead by Davido’s escort driver and two of his (Davido) friends.
The police also said that a footage at the hospital picked Davido’s escort vehicle and the entire activity. The vehicle was recovered from Davido’s residence at 7, Awoshika Street, Lekki Phase 1.
But in the statement through his legal adviser, Norrison Quakers (SAN), Davido dissociated himself from Tagbo’s death, disclosing that he was never arrested by the police, but made himself available for questioning.
The singer maintained that he has not in any way lied about what he knows about the unfortunate incident, neither has his statement to the police been incoherent as unfortunately being presented in the media.
Davido also claimed that Tagbo did not step a foot into his car at any time. Read his statement below, along with the CCTV footage from the Shisha lounge where he last saw the deceased before the tragic incident.
Meanwhile, Tagbo’s family had earlier released an official statement, addressing the controversies surrounding his death.
The statement released by Mrs Araka on behalf of the family, says recent developments have shown that there is more to the death of their son and that they would ensure that the truth of the matter comes to light. The statement reads:
“We, the family of Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike, received the shocking news of the passing of our brother on October 3 at about 8:55 p.m., several hours after his demise. Since his passing, there have been several stories making the rounds, especially on social media, regarding Tagbo’s personality and the circumstances concerning his death. For a family that is trying to come to terms with the passing of their loved one, some disparaging and unfounded comments and statements about his personality and life, especially from individuals who did not even know Tagbo, have been received with a lot of sadness.
“Tagbo looked out for everyone and had a big heart; he was a friend to all and loved by many. Evidence received so far suggests that there is more to his death and we, as a family, will ensure that the truth regarding the circumstances of his passing will be brought to light.
“At this point, we will like to thank the Lagos State Police Force, led by Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, for their diligence and professionalism in carrying out their investigation. We are pleased to say that we now have a clearer picture of the events leading up to Tagbo’s untimely demise. As it is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to disclose any further information, but suffice to say the truth will come out! We would like to kindly ask that the print media and blogs covering this story refrain from printing hearsay and fabrications and stick to the facts while respecting that the family is grieving.”