Nigerian artiste Davido in trouble over death of friends
Nigerian artiste David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is in trouble with the police over the death of three of his friends in a week.
Davido of the If fame, with 46 million YouTube views, has also cancelled his performance at this year’s Felabration in honour of his late friends.
The three – Tagbo Umeke, DJ Olu and Chime – all died in unclear circumstances.
According to reports, Olu and Chime were allegedly found dead in the former’s car, just days after the death of Tagbo.
Davido had on his Snapchat page denied involvement in Tagbo’s demise.
Davido was arrested in Lagos and taken to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, who, ordered that he be taken back to the police division for further questioning.
Tagbo was found dead in a car parked in front of the Lagos Island General Hospital.
The incident went viral on the social media two weeks ago when Tagbo’s girlfriend, Caroline Danjuma, an actress, took to her Instagram page, accusing Davido of having a hand in his death.
Since then, Davido has come under heavy criticisms over his repeated denial of involvement in the unfortunate incident.
The commissioner of police said on Thursday in Lagos the international star and all other parties involved in the matter were invited for interrogation.
At the meeting, Davido repeatedly denied his involvement in the circumstances that led to the death of Tagbo Umeke.
“The CCTV camera at Shisha bar on Lagos Island showed the deceased in the company of some friends. The CCTV camera also showed Tagbo standing and drinking from the bottle,’’ the police boss said.
Davido, on his Snapchat @DAVIDO on Tuesday, apologised to his fans for his inability to perform at the annual Felabration show in honour of late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
He said: “To all my fans expecting me at Felabration I’m sorry I would not be performing anymore. I promise to make it up. I love you guys! Everyone stay prayed up! I love each and every one of you…”
He also quoted Matthew 5:4 in the Bible, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Davido who recently won the 2017 AFRIMMA Awards, also dedicated the awards to his late friends on Instagram stating; “One for Olu, One for Tagbo! Nothing but love, support and positive energy came from you guys.
“Thanks for you guys for keeping me motivated. This is ‘OUR’ Award. Thank you AFRIMMA. Thank you Lord.”