Police arrest Davido Over Friend’s Death

Police arrest Davido Over Friend’s Death
October 11 21:18 2017 Print This Article

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

Hip-hop singer, David Adeleke aka Davido, has been arrested by police in Lagos in connection with death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike.

Umeike is alleged to have died in controversial circumstances recently at a Lagos bar while he was said to be hanging out with the singer.

At a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Commissioner of Police in charge of the state, Mr. Imohimi Edgal said the singer was called in as part of ongoing investigation into the death of Umeike.

Imohimi specifically stated that Davido was merely questioned for giving false information regarding all he knew regarding the circumstances leading to his friend’s death, a position shared by the spokesman of the command, Mr. Olarinde Famous-Cole in a telephone chat with our correspondent.

Sources close to police told our Frontiersnews that Davido is being detained at the Lion Building Police Stationp.

Imohimi said, “Recall that actress, Caroline Danjuma, the victim’s fiancée, 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”.

Henstated further that “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”.

He said that during the 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 was alledged to have revealed that one Tunde Yusufu, 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 Hospital and abandoned him in the car in front of the hospital on the instruction of Davido.

The CCTV footage at General Hospital was said to have captured the vehicle and the entire scene while the white hilux was allegedly recovered at a resident at No. 7 Awosika Street, Lekki Phase One.”

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