NIGERIAN AFROBEAT STAR DAVIDO OPENS UP ON HIS FRIEND TAGBO UMEIKE’S DEATH

Nigeria’s music sensation, David Adeleke aka Davido has said that he’ll soon be releasing a statement and footage on his friend Tagbo Umeike‘s demise.

Davido, 24, in his statement on Instagram said that he has avoided speaking on the incident out of respect for Tagbo and his family.

“Enough is enough. God bless you guys!! Everyone be safe please!!” he wrote.

This is coming after the release of the autopsy report which stated that the deceased had died from a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Davido’s Instagram message 

Lagos police commissioner Edgar Imohimi in a press briefing on Monday,  said Davido has been reinvited for questioning. He said that Davido’s previous statement had said that his driver and two others dropped Tagbo’s body at the hospital and left.

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The star with late Tagbo Umeike

According to  Imohimi, the star had told the police he had left Shisha Bar for DNA Night Club in Victoria Island without the deceased and was only informed by mutual friends of his death while he was at DNA.

However, investigation revealed that Davido’s white Toyota Hilux escort driver, Tunde Usutu, accompanied by one Agbeje Olaoye and one Idris Busari, both Davido’s friends, took the deceased to the General Hospital Lagos and abandoned him in his vehicle on the instruction of Davido.

Davido was recently awarded the AFRIMA 2017 Artist of the year accolade.

 

Full autopsy report

The Medical Examiner’s Office autopsy has revealed that alcohol was a substantial factor in the death of a 35-year-old Tagbo Umeike, the friend of Davido who died on his birthday.

The result also showed that he had alcohol and drugs in his system capable of easing a person into the early stages of hypothermia and eventual death.

The toxicology tests detected alcohol (Bacardi 151, 75.5% Alcohol) and topiramate, a medication for epilepsy and/or migraines in a man’s system, in Tagbo Umeike.’

Tagbo’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was at 0.112, higher than the 0.08 legal limit for normal human being state, the coroner’s office stated.

While his family claims that Tagbo “didn’t have a prescription for any type of topiramate medication”, the coroner’s office stated that the amount of drug in Tagbos’ system was in the “therapeutic range.”

A statement by the coroner’s office said, “Alcohol and topiramate are synergistic. When combined, the effect of either or both drugs is enhanced.”

“Topiramate, like alcohol, can cause dizziness, impaired memory, impaired concentration, poor coordination, confusion and impaired judgment.

“Central nervous system depression, or impairment, combined with cold exposure can hasten the onset of hypothermia and death.”

 


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