Davido is a free man after the Nigerian Police cleared him of any knowledge or involvement in the death of Tagbo Umeike.
Tagbo was originally thought to have died of an alcohol overdose, though an autopsy eventually showed that he died of suffocation.
Tagbo’s girlfriend and actress, Caroline Danjuma, accused Davido of not being truthful about what transpired the night of Mr. Umeike’s death. This led police to bring the singer in for questioning.
Davido’s legal counsel, Mr. Bobo F. Ajudua, said that Davido was released by the police and was absolved of murder allegations against him, and is free to go about his business as he pleases.
“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.”
“Of course if called on to give any more information he would gladly. But in truth, he only knew so much about the night and has reproduced this time and time again. They’ve also observed the consistency between his statements and those of all the others interviewed, as a result he’s been allowed to go,” he said.
Davido on his part, said he was thankful he was cleared, and just wanted to get back to making music.
“Thank you, Jesus. Any 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. Thank you to everyone that prayed for me and to those who didn’t, maybe you forgot. We thank God, all in all, now let’s get back to the music,” he said.
According to Linda Ikeji’s blog however, two of Davido’s friends – Agbaje Olaoye and Idris Busari – and his driver, Tunde Usutu, are still in police custody.