LAGOS – Before Nigerian superstar Davido could even begin to mourn the loss of his friends Tagbo Umeike and DJ Olu who died on 2 October and 7 October respectively, he had to shift focus in order to prepare to face the murder charges that he was being investigated for following Umeike’s death.
According to the autopsy report, Umeike passed away as a result of suffocation. Although it was originally reported that he died of alcohol poisoning after a party at Shisha Lounge in Lekki – Lagos, Nigeria.
Rumours started circulating that Davido had a hand in Umeike’s death. Especially after Umeike’s girlfriend, Nigerian actress, Caroline Danjuma stated that she had believed that Davido was not being truthful about what went down on the night Umeke died.
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Davido’s lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua, broke the news that his client has been exonerated of all allegations of murder against him and was therefore a free man.
“We’ve been to Panti and my client has given a statement there too. It’s clear from all the investigation, evidence, and statements given so far that David was not at any point with the deceased after he left him alive at Shisha room and as such he’s been released to go about his business,” said Ajudua.
Davido has yet to directly address the matter but according to BET, he posted the following message on Snapchat:
“Thank you Jesus”
He also went on to say “persons that said false things about me or accused me of what I don’t know. I sincerely forgive you.. and God bless you. We move on. Let’s all be better. Thank you Lord.”
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