5 October 2017
By Sunday Elom
Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has reacted to rumors circulating online that he has a hand in the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike, a graduate of Lagos State University.
In a series of messages via his Snapchat, Davido, 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.
He said, “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 recently.
“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.
Meanwhile, 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.
However, there has not been any specific reaction from Tagbo’s family nor from any authority concerning the allegation.