Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke, known as Davido, has reacted to the rumors circulating online that he was involved in the death of his friend Tagbo Umeike, a graduate of Lagos State University.
Davido in a series of messages via his Snapchat said he was disappointed over false information and lies circulating on the social media that he and his crew abandoned the body of Tagbo at a hospital in Lagos and absconded.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of my friend Tagbo. First and foremost, my sincere condolences and prayers are with his family at this time. I’ve been in the same position before, multiple times and also recent.”
“But it is also disappointing that false information and complete lies have been put out there using my name, as usual. Out of total respect for Tagbo and his family, I will not discuss this matter further for now.”
Davido further said that people were wicked for accusing him, adding that this was what he got for treating people like his brothers.
According to Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma, Davido and his friends dumped Tagbo’s body at the hospital after he died in his car Tuesday night.
Danjuma writes, ”Davido where is Tagbo …. he was with you and ur crew last night … you all wore face cap to hide your identities after he died in ur car.. u dumped him at general hospital and ran away … the law must play its role this time .. you all better provide Tagbo alive .. @davidoofficial. After you all abandoned him at general hospital you continued you stupid grooving at DNA and had the nerves to promote ur show .. this ain’t no ordinary boy you can intimidate his family … we need you to tell us how he died in ur car and why u ran away… The police and the hospital confirmed u all ran away .. if u think ur money can save u, u just met ur match. Promise.”
A source claimed Davido had nothing to do with Tagbo’s death. His car wasn’t used to convey him to the hospital:
This evening, former actress and business woman Caroline Danjuma alleged that a young man named Tagbo (pictured above) in company of Davido and his crew last night died mysteriously and he was taken to General Hospital in Davido’s car and was abandoned there by his boys. LIB reached out to Davido’s people and they told us there’s shock in Davido’s camp over Caroline’s allegations.
They said Davido was at the Shisha lounge last night for a birthday party where he saw the late Tagbo and others and greeted everyone. He stayed for about an hour and left the party to another location. The source said hours after Davido left, someone informed him of Tagbo’s unfortunate death. He wasn’t around Tagbo or the club when he died and it wasn’t his car that conveyed him to the hospital.
The source said they don’t understand why Caroline would involve Davido in Tagbo’s unfortunate demise.