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Davido releases Official Statement & CCTV Footage from Night of Tagbo’s Death



Following the controversy over the death of Tagbo Umeikewho passed on over a week ago, pop singer Davido as promised, has released an official press statement debunking claims that he told his driver and friends to “dump” Tagbo’s body.

The statement also stated that Tagbo did not step foot into Davido’s car at any time.

Davido also went ahead to share three CCTV clips from the night of the unfortunate incident.


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  1. FasholasLover

    October 12, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Na so. My driver and escort will take a drunken friend to the hospital without my say so just because he and the other two are good samaritans? Lawyer, this is bullocks. Why do l get the feeling that there is something Davido and his “friends” are not saying? Why do l get the feeling that this driver will go to jail for following his Oga’s instructions?

    • Torch

      October 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Olorun o ni je ki a rin fese si. I’ve been on club trotting and drinking spree well. Not once or twice and I can tell you that this can happen. If you have a drunk friend and he is messing up, we tie him up and leave him inside the car with A/C on (It was God’s Grace that nobody died from this). Some people can get so messed up you’ll be scared and take them to the hospital and it’s only normal.

      In this Tagbo’s case. I think he was being violent in the car and lekki road is not one that you’ll want to be swerving left and right because of one drunk friend trying to fight so they might have pinned him down to restrain him and maybe that caused the suffocation but should we have left him to cause accident for us?

      I only blame Davido because he’d have known Tagbo’s alcohol after effect. Such people you disgrace them. When everyone is drinking, you insist on Red Bull or Powerhorse for them because you don’t want trouble. Davido is a good friend IMO because some people will leave you to the management of the club because they don’t want their car soiled with your vomit. Would that have been better? If you get drunk at Quilox and act silly, the bouncer will just throw you out and law will back them that you were thrown out because you were being unruly.


      October 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      @Torch, yours is the most stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid comment I have seen on this matter. Jeeezuz. You tied people up. You hold people down and they suffocate and you are talking as if it is a chicken that died? Who placed the bet? Who drove him to the hospital? On whose instruction? Was Tagbo handed over to the hospital management? When someone dies do you just abandoned them in a hospital lot and run? Why did Davido tell Caroline to pulled down her call out that he will say what he knows if she did and when she did, he stopped taking her calls. Why did he say he only heard about Tagbo’s death later when in actual fact he instructed his driver on what to do? An escort will not leave Davido without his say so. Are you a wild animal to have written that rubbish up there? I dont pray for a friend like you. Eeeeeeeeewor. Davido may not have killed Tagbo but his conduct as a friend and all the lies even till today is telling.

    • Papermoon

      October 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      @Torch this is how Oscar Pistorius’ friends kept taking the fall for his irresponsible actions and making excuses for his excesses until he killed Reeva. Davido’s cup is getting full thanks to lackeys like you. Keep it up.

  2. Anonymous

    October 12, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Is there a reason why Davido has access to the footage from all these CCTVs? Nigeria is sha lawless.

    • tunmi

      October 14, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Thank you!!!!

  3. Beyond Angry

    October 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    While Davido might not have killed his friend, it’s now quite evident what a piece of [email protected] friend he is! As well as those losers around him.

    You live an inebriated person who from the video clip clearly looked disoriented to fend for himself????

    You are all losers!!!

  4. Beyond Angry

    October 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    How is this different from the Kaneka Jenkins story? I swear this bloody youngins have no sense of decency!

    You never leave your drunk friend unattended to! Friendship 101. Ayin were! They are at their most vulnerable and a true friend should protect their own not leave them to fend for themselves

    With friends like Davido, who needs enemies?

  5. Ajikoko

    October 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Mr why do I have a feeling – where you there? What’s ur evidence ? CCTV na evidence – pls what evidence does ur feeling have ? Oshi – Davido it is well with you – this is a big lesson that will reduce unprofitable parole

  6. Ray

    October 12, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Pls let the police detail explain to us why they allowed the body to be dumped… something is fishy here. i’m not buying this crap

  7. o

    October 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    That’s how a young man drank himself to death. Lord have mercy. This just goes to show that every man for himself. At the end of the day he was left to himself in that drunken state. Sad. I’m no investigator but this doesn’t look like murder. More like negligence and abandonment. May the truth be revealed soon

  8. I too know

    October 13, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Carol Dajuma’s ex billionaire husband set Tagbo up for doing one corner dance with Carol. Davido is a case study of a scape goat


    October 13, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Why does DAVIDO have access to the CCTV footage? This is wrong on so many levels.
    This should have been released by a different source -not from his own account..
    This release just shows that having money in Nigeria supersedes law and ethics in this county – even in matters of life and death.
    Davido release whatever statement is necessary – the footage was just a very very dodgy addition to your side of the story. Do an interview in fact and get your story out.
    This is a supremely sad situation; may the souls of the deceased find peace and those left still standing do better.

    • ekene

      October 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Well said! Totally wrong!

  10. Anon

    October 13, 2017 at 2:34 am

    The SAN and/or his typist couldn’t even get the first mention of his name correctly. Tugbo. Proof reading is an issue everywhere.

    Poor boy, he staggered away on his own. Tragic.

  11. Incredigirl

    October 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

    Davido is in his early 20s the deceased was in his mid 30s, who was supposed to be looking out for who? By his mid 30s the last thing he should have been doing was hanging around Davido and his crew. Now everyone is shouting Davido as if Davido is his father. I don’t mean to come across as insensitive but everyone should bear the consequences of their actions.

    • Toyin Adewumi

      October 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Thank u. only in nigeria people dont think right. He was 35 years and Davido 24

  12. Lliki

    October 13, 2017 at 5:09 am

    The hate on Davido is real on this blog! You guys attacking him of leaving his drunkard friend also forgot to see that Davido and all the other friends were also under the influence of alcohol.
    How does an intoxicated person (s) acts again? Oh, because he is Davido, he’s supposed to be drunk and act responsible at the same time.

    What I was expecting most people to say is; how effective is the road safety Corp or whatsoever body is assigned to protecting other road users. How do they always allowed drunkards to drive, putting other road user’s lives in danger.

    The young man died of suffocation, probably from his own vomit. Bella naija omniknowest judges should allowed the law enforcement to do their job.

    • o

      October 13, 2017 at 7:18 am

      The way some ppl are talking, you would think they saw Davido strangle Tagbo. It’s obvious he had no hand in his death. Just unfortunate the way things happened. I hope he learns his lesson. Come to think of it, if he had given Tagbo a ride home or took him to his (David’s) house to chill till the alcohol wore off and Tagbo now died in Davido’s house or car, I don’t know what would happen. Ppl will say he used his friend for money ritual. Ppl don’t know that alcohol kills.

      There was a guy years ago in unilag that stayed alone. Had an epileptic fit, chocked on his vomit and died. He was dead in his room in Mariere hall for days until the stench forced some guys to break the door n they saw him. He was a master’s or Pgd student who got a room to himself. This was in 2003.

      Chocking kills ppl that are not intoxicated how much more so drunk ppl? Either his vomit or his tongue blocked his airways and he suffocated. Unfortunately ppl hate unnecessarily. Some are talking as if they saw blood on Davido’s hands. We have seen the CCTV of the club, David left without Tagbo. Where is that of the hospital? Maybe no CCTV or no power sef. Why did the waitress at Shisha room keep giving him shots despite seeing he was obviously so drunk? Don’t they have a policy? Abroad you can be denied more drinks if you are that drunk. There are so many lessons to learn from this unfortunate incidence, rather than take them n start making changes, they are only looking for how to crucify Davido. I just pray all these young guys that feel they have 9 lives can learn a lesson or two from this. David you sef grow up and become a responsible man. Father of two girls still acting like a kid. 25 is not too young to be responsible. Even the police releasing half info. He died by suffucation. Suffucation how?? On what? Mschewwwwww

  13. Jay

    October 13, 2017 at 5:20 am

    And someone will still ask me “Ah so you don’t drink and you don’t smoke, so what do you do for fun” ? Keep your fun to yourself

  14. Ocean Beauty

    October 13, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Was robbed of cash and phones one week ago and the bank refused to give me CCTV footage. Money is good I swear. I am done with this country. Hope no dey for now.

    • MurdaSheWrote

      October 13, 2017 at 7:50 am

      So sorry about that. Nigeria is a huge mass of mess. I have tried to keep up the hope but nah. I’m done with this country. I can imagine how frustrated you were. Money is the preferred official language of Nigeria. Davido’s father is definitely pulling strings behind the scene. In weeks, this matter is all dead and forgotten.

    • Neil Strauss

      October 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Key word: The BANK refused to give ME cctv footage. I once got a CCTV footage from the same bank when one stupid landlady wrote me and a check and somehow wrote herself the same check and cashed it before I got to bank. Even my own lawyers didn’t believe me until we saw a CCTV showing mama coming to cash the check when my lawyers requested that bank look into how the check was cashed. We all gathered in lawyers office to view the CCTV footage so yes individuals can get CCTV footage and yes it happened in Nigeria.

  15. Ewa Ali

    October 13, 2017 at 7:12 am

    What an unfortunate ending, this is a lesson to all of us, whatever you have to do, biko! MODERATION!!
    You want to drink..moderation.
    Carry women …..moderation.
    Some Igbo, codeine, shisha, gbana,garmalin 20…moderation.
    David Adeleke!!! This stain would never leave your white cloth, best seek the face of God, stay of social media, women, drugs,Formica or any of the silly things you some and do, if you fart now! 20 million people are watching you.

    Stay humble and reach out to the grieving families.

    • ray

      October 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

      A million likes for your comment. MODERATION is KEY. Davido should reach out to the family especially the mother, i mean he should be there for them as a true friend. That is the only thing he can do for his late friend.

    • Toyin Adewumi

      October 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Haha u a not fear to young guy, dont be 2 judgement. It is a murder case, we have to wait for the outcome.

  16. Brainstorm

    October 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    RIP Tagbo.

    I don’t think anyone is saying Davido killed the guy. The point is that he was (allegedly, as I wasn’t there) abandoned at the hospital.

    The question to Davido and his lawyers is that “how can his escort move with his permission?”. I don’t know how possible that his. If he was in a different club, how com the escort who is supposed to be with him at all times leave him at another club to meet someone at Shisha Room or another place? Or did the escort not leave the former club? Or were they in the same location but different areas? Did they leave Tagbo in the car while they were partying inside? Only to find out he had died and they had to take him to the hospital?

    Dear lawyers, you need to make many things clear.

    In all fairness to Davido tho. This was a group of friends partying. We all know dude moves with numerous friends at a time. Maybe all these may have happened without his knowledge. But his people need to be clear about many things.

    This is just so sad.

    • o

      October 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Go on Instablog9ja and LIB and see the comments. The court of Social media and it’s appointed jurors. Some are saying Davido poisoned him, killed him etc

  17. Mike o

    October 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

    It’s very easy for Davido to have the cctv footage, his manager Asa Asika co owns shisha lounge.

  18. Bee

    October 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

    They need to invite the police escort for questioning.

  19. FinchleysFinest

    October 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    In as much as I don’t like Davido..I’ll keep my opinion and shove it up my own ***…..

    My question is : how did he have access to the CCTV? Nigerian Police should do better. they should be ahead of all these details… not just go on TV to smile over little victories…

    It is well.. I have nothing to rant about here tbh…

  20. Tola

    October 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

    it was a party gone wrong, none of them knew he will die, they all thought he was drunk.

  21. Teemah

    October 13, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I just realised that a lot of people do not like Davido. WOW, i would collapse with such hate directed at me. May God unravel this case so that the dead can rest in peace and a career is not destroyed. Everyone should watch their crowd and make sure they belong to a group that can make responsible decisions no matter the circumstances they are faced with cos this case would have been a different story if only one responsible decision was taken.

    • Papermoon

      October 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

      No body likes a friend who apparently abandons you in a moment of weakness. No one likes that…

  22. Turf

    October 13, 2017 at 10:27 am

    You people should stop saying ‘how did he have access’? Can’t you see a lawyer is involved? CCTV isn’t meant for the police alone. I installed CCTV in my place for security and can give to anyone at my discretion as long as I am sure it’s not meant for some evil action. Is there a law saying CCTV is meant for the police? You people need to stop. It’s beginning to sound like you just want this guy to be guilty.

    I wouldn’t give CCTV footage to anyone to verify a thief who stole a phone in my store for example but if a bag containing $50k was stolen, I’d surely release it if the person brings a good lawyer and some paperworks. Can Davido Doctor the footage that you are questioning? God will not let all you people see alakoba o

    • tunmi

      October 14, 2017 at 9:58 am

      The issue is that the CCTV is on Davido’s account. It raises questions given the country we know. The video should not be coming from his account. If anything the club or the police, preferably the police, should be the one to upload it because it gives a sense of impartiality.

  23. Hedx

    October 14, 2017 at 12:10 am

    What happened to Tagbo’s phone and his Snapchat videos of the event?
    Something is fishy

  24. Mrs

    October 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Davido, I saw how totally distraught you were on learning about DJ Olu’s death. That is the natural reaction of any sane person on hearing of sudden death. You did not react similarly to Tagbo’s death because his death was not news to you- you had a hand in it. If your driver and escort were used to drop off the corpse, a normal person would have left wherever he was and made his way directly to the hospital to confirm that Tagbo was actually dead and nothing more could be save his life, why didn’t you??? Why did no one call for medical assistance at the club When he appeared to have died? Perhaps doctors and nurses are not allowed into clubs these days.

    You have become less than human, Davido. If Tagbo’s family do not push for a conviction….SHAME ON THEM.

    I also suggest you fire this lawyer whomever he may be to you. He needs to return to law school and take a special class on ADR.

  25. Mrs

    October 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Your own lawyer convicts you. By showing your last encounter with Tagbo when he was VERY much alive, he has caused us to wonder why you did not freak out like Caroline on hearing of his death…calling people up and down, driving to the hospital yourself to confirm. Posting on IG, etc..

  26. Blessing to Disguise

    October 15, 2017 at 12:35 am

    This is a great gift from Davidos Mother that this controversy happens to him, is a great blessing in disguise.

    Of course nothing will happen to him, but this will be a very good wake up call for for him to grow up and be matured and responsible and stop fcuking around, drinking, smoking and moving around with goons. It’s time to be an adult, something his father failed to teach him after his mom’s early demise, cos he the father was busy painting the town red, and leaving maids to raise this boy (who is still a boy, rich but lost boy). I like davido and I want him to have a wake up call, and if this is it, then so be it. The next few months is going to be very tough for him especially since there is a death involved regardless if he knows something about it.

    He will be fine. Your mom is looking after you, wants the best for her last born. Grow up. Grow up for imade.


  27. Servostore

    December 11, 2017 at 1:27 am

    From Experience, there’s always two sides to a story. Get a security system installed. We sell and install CCTV-Video surveillance systems, access control, Burglar & Fire alarm systems.

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