The Lagos State Police Command has said the vehicle used to convey Tagbo Umeike’s corpse to the hospital has been recovered from Davido’s residence in Lekki.
According to the police, this proved that the singer knew more than he initially told investigators.
Davido had, in a pre-investigation meeting, 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, while briefing newsmen on the update of the investigation, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, disclosed that preliminary investigation showed that Tagbo was rushed to the hospital on David’s instruction.
Police said: “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.
“The CCTV footage at the hospital picked the escort vehicle abs the entire activity. The vehicle was recovered from Davido’s residence at 7, Awoshika Street, Lekki Phase 1.
“This completely debunks Davido’s claim that he did not know how the deceased got to the General Hospital. The interim autopsy report stated that the victim died of Asphyxia.”
Police have re-invited Davido for questioning.