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Davido Arrested Over Alleged Murder Of Tagbo

Recently, the popular musician and artiste David Adeleke, popularly known with his stage name as Davido,has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command over the death of his close friend Tagbo Umeke.

This took place on Wednesday 11th Sep 2017, following the discovery that his statement was laced with falsehood.

During his investigation, Davido reportedly told the investigative team at Lion Building Division, Lagos Island, that he was not present at Shisha bar, from where the deceased Tagbo was rushed and dumped at the Lagos Island General Hospital.

However, Davido was arrested and brought to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, who later interviewed him and ordered that he be taken back to the division for further questioning.

Meanwhile, Tagbo was found dead in a Toyota Camry car parked in front of the Lagos Island General Hospital, which is believed to have been dumped by Davido’s staff, Tunde and Agbaje.
The incident went viral on the social media two weeks ago when Tagbo’s girlfriend, Caroline Danjuma, an actress, took to her Instagram page accusing Davido of having a hand in his death. Since then, Davido has come under heavy criticisms over his repeated denial of involvement in the unfortunate incident. 
However, Davido in his statement also said that he had left the bar , for DNA night club in Victoria Island area, from where he was informed about the death of Tagbo Umeke.

The Commissioner of Police, Edgal, while addressing journalist yesterday at Ikeja, said the command decided to invite all parties involved in the matter and requested for the CCTV footage in the hospital, which indicated that Davido has a case to answer.

According to the Edgal, those invited for the meeting included Davido and his family, Tagbo’s family, the Area A Commander, and the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Lion Building Police Station.

He said:

“At the meeting, Davido repeatedly denied his involvement in the circumstances that led to the death of Tagbo Umeke. The CCTV camera at Shisha bar on Lagos Island showed the deceased in company with some friends. The CCTV camera also showed Tagbo standing and drinking from the bottle. He was also seen molesting some of his friends. The camera also showed a white Toyota Hilux belonging to Davido being driven away by Davido’s escort driver, Tunde Yusuf and Agbaje Olaojo.

“Police investigation revealed that the deceased was driven in a Toyota Camry with registration number, LSD 378 EL. The Chief Security Officer of the Lagos Island Hospital identified the Hilux as one of the vehicles that accompanied the vehicle the deceased was found in. Based on the recent development, the DPO was asked to invite Davido for another round of questioning. As we speak, he is being questioned by the DPO. I will keep you posted.”

Edgal further stated that the autopsy report conducted on the deceased revealed that he died of suffocation.  He also added the police were also investigating a case of sudden and unnatural death at the Ocean Parade, Banana, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The CP said on October 7, 2017, at about 10pm, a case was reported by the Chief Security Officer of the area to the DPO, Ikoyi that two persons, Ugbemiga Abiodun and Chime Amechina, were found dead inside a white BMW salon car, with registration number KJA 631 AY, at under ground garage at the estate.

“Police operatives raced to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, where bodies of the victims were taken for joint medical examination. We are still waiting for the autopsy report,”  the Commissioner of Police added.

Further search of the vehicle, he said, revealed that wrapped substances suspected to be hard drugs were recovered.

Liquid substance was also observed gushing out from the deceased’s mouths and noses, he revealed. Nigerhotblog.com

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