Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lagos Commissioner of police says: Davido’s response raises suspicion,

The last has surely not been heard over the death of Tagbo Umeike, 35 years old, the late friend of Davido who died in mysterious circumstances after a drinking binge in the company of the pop singer and his crew members.
Responding to the reason Davido is been investigated in the death of his friend Tagbo, the Acting Lagos State Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, who was a guest on Channels Television Breakfast Show, Sunrise, said the singer’s response to the alleged murder incident is suspicious.
“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, and his friends that brought Tagbo Umeike (the deceased) dead and dumped in the hospital then fled the scene.”
Imohimi said this response by Davido raises suspicion, and that is what is been investigated by the police.
“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 advice.”
He said he believed Davido’s initial statement that he was only informed by mutual friends about Tagbo’s death and even told the actress, Caroline Danjuma to be careful about what she posts on social media because the integrity of someone is involved.
“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 CP, however, said that the police is 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.
Imohimi had earlier confirmed the outcome of the autopsy for Tagbo which revealed that the deceased engineer died of suffocation instead of excessive alcohol intake as earlier speculated.
While reeling out the outcome of the post-mortem examination conducted on Tagbo, the Lagos CP revealed that the late graduate of the Lagos State University consumed as much as 40 shots of Tequila at Shisha Bar in Lekki befor