After new autopsy discovery from police, Davido speaks on Tagbo's death


In a bid to distance himself from the death of Tagbo Umeike, embattled pop star Davido has released video evidence that shows the two friends leaving the nightclub where they had been partying, separately.

Earlier, the Police said an autopsy was done and it was found out that Tagbo was suffocated; meaning he did not die of intoxication, as earlier believed.

Tagbo's body was dumped in a Toyota Camry auto in front of the Lagos Island General Hospital by yet to be identified persons.

The Police Commissioner said he consequently convened a pre-investigation meeting which was attended by family and friends of the deceased, his girlfriend and Davido, as well as the DPO Lion Building and other investigating police officers. Two other associates of the singer, DJ Olu, 25, and Chime Amaechi, were found lifeless in the former's BMW vehicle parked in the underground garage of Block B, Banana Island, Lagos on Saturday, three days after Tagbo's death. The CCTV footage also confirmed this.

When first questioned by police, Davido said he was at a club and only heard of Umeike's death hours after the fact, Lagos state police commissioner Imohimi Edgal told a press conference on Wednesday. The vehicle was recovered from Davido's residence at 7, Awoshika Street, Lekki Phase 1. And this debunks the singer's claims that he did not know how the deceased got to the hospital. "The interim autopsy report stated that the victim died of Asphyxia".

Edgal in his briefing said Davido, who was allegedly fingered in the mysterious death of his friend, has been re-invited by the Force.