Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, alias Davido on Thursday released an official statement, dissociating himself from the death of his close pal, Tagbo Umeike, adding that he was never arrested by the police, but only availed himself for questioning.
He spoke same day that the family of Tagbo, who was said to have died after an alleged drinking binge, released a statement on his shocking death and the interest it has generated.
Speaking through his legal adviser, Norrison Quakers SAN, the singer
maintained that he has not in any way lied about what he knows about the unfortunate incident, adding that his statement to the police been incoherent as unfortunately being presented in the media.
Davido also released CCTV footage from the Shisha lounge where he saw the deceased last before the tragic incident happened, insisting that he was innocent of complicity in the death of a man regarded as a friend and member of his crew.
But according to a statement released by a certain Mrs. Araka on behalf of the Tagbo family, recent developments have shown that there is more to the death of Tagbo than people know and the family has vowed to ensure that the truth of the matter comes to light.
The statement reads, “We, the family of Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike, received the shocking news of the passing of our brother on October 3 at about 8:55p.m., several hours after his demise.
“Since his passing, there have been several stories making the rounds, especially on social media, regarding Tagbo’s personality and the circumstances concerning his death.
“For a family that is trying to come to terms with the passing of their loved one, some disparaging and unfounded comments and statements about his personality and life, especially from individuals who did not even know Tagbo, have been received with a lot of sadness.
“Tagbo looked out for everyone and had a big heart; he was a friend to all and loved by many. Evidence received so far suggests that there is more to his death and we, as a family, will ensure that the truth regarding the circumstances of his passing will be brought to light.
The family also commended the police for probing Tagbo’s death. It added: “At this point, we will like to thank the Lagos State Police Force, led by Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, for their diligence and professionalism in carrying out their investigation. We are pleased to say that we now have a clearer picture of the events leading up to Tagbo’s untimely demise.
“As it is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to disclose any further information, but suffice to say the truth will come out! We would like to kindly ask that the print media and blogs covering this story refrain from printing hearsay and fabrications and stick to the facts, while respecting that the family is grieving.”