Tagbo’s Death: Why Davido Remains A Suspect -Police

The past few weeks have been a busy one for Davido and the Nigeria Police Force, over the death of three of his friends.

The Nigerian pop singer became a subject of the controversies after being called out by Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma.

Danjuma pointed fingers at the Aye crooner, with claims that he was involved in the death of one of his late friends, Tagbo.

Following the accusations pointed at the singer, the Nigeria Police have been investigating Davido and other related issues.

Speaking on Channels Television Breakfast Show, Sunrise, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Imohimi Edgal revealed the reasons why the police are investigating Davido, whose real name is David Adeleke.

“I asked Davido that, ‘When you left that bar, did you have anything again to do with the deceased?’ What he said was that he was only informed by mutual friends in some other bar that the deceased had died and I took his word for it.

“I called for further investigations, pulled the CCTV cameras from the General Hospital, only to discover that it was Davido’s escort Hilux van, his driver, his friends that brought Tagbo Umeike (the deceased) dead and dumped in the hospital then fled the scene.” He stated.

According to Edgal, this response by Davido raises suspicion, and that is what is been investigated by the police.

Edgal said, “That raises curiosity and of course that’s what we are investigating, and that was why I ordered that the matter be moved to outstate CID at Yaba for proper investigation and of course, we will duplicate the case file and forward to DPP, Ministry of Justice for legal advise, ”

He said he believed Davido’s initial statement that he was only informed by mutual friends about Tagbo’s death and even told Caroline to be careful about what she posts on social media because the integrity of someone is involved.

He added, “When Actress Caroline Danjuma came up on Instagram that Tagbo Umeike was in the company of the Pop-star, Davido and friends when he died and she suspects foul play.

“I was forced to call all parties involved to my conference room as a kind of pre-investigation fact-finding and Davido was there with his family and friends, the victim’s family and friends plus Caroline Danjuma.

“I asked questions. I remember even telling Caroline Danjuma that ‘Look you don’t go on your Instagram page without verifying facts because a person’s reputation is concerned.”

The acting commissioner of Police in Lagos, however, maintained that the police are not speculating and the investigation into the case is based on facts.

“It is an open sincere process here. We are not speculating, we are basing our reports on facts,” he said.


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