Music superstar David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido OBO is being questioned for lying to the police that he had no idea how his deceased friend, Tagbo Umeike’s body, got to the premises of Lagos General Hospital.
Imohimi Edgal, the acting Police Commissioner of Lagos state, on Wednesday, told reporters that Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footages provided by the hospital proved that Umeike was brought in dead (BID) by Tunde Usutu, Davido’s escort driver, and two of Davido friends, Agbeje Olaoye and Idris Busari.
The commissioner said the men abandoned the late Tagbo inside his ash Toyota Camry LSD378EL on Davido’s instruction.Commissioner Edgal said Davido, his friends, and the escort driver were all being questioned by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Lion Building.
He added, that to be objective and verify facts, he called for a pre-investigation meeting in his conference room. The meeting had in attendance, all parties including family and friends of the deceased, family and friends of Davido, Caroline Danjuma, the investigating police officers as well as the DPO.
At the meeting, it was confirmed that the deceased Tagbo Umeike met and had drinks with friends at Shisha Bar amongst whom was Davido, on the day of his death. The bartender also confirmed that Tagbo had as much as 40 tots of Tequila and showed signs of drunkenness.
CCTV footage also confirmed this fact. Davido is said to have had told the police that he left Shisha Bar for DNA Night Club in V.I without his late friend found out his death from mutual friends while he was at DNA.
Investigations, however, reveal that Davido’s white Toyota Hilux escort driver, Tunde Usutu, along with Agbeje Olaoye and one Idris Busari, both of whom are Davido’s friends, took the deceased to the General Hospital Lagos and left him in his vehicle on the instruction of Davido.
The hospital’s CCTV footage captured the escort vehicle which has been recovered from Davido’s residence at 7, Awoshika Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos state.
This new revelation is different from Davido’s claim that he had no idea how the deceased got to the General Hospital.
The autopsy report states that the deceased died of Asphyxia.
Culled from TheNation