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Davido's 3 Friends Death In One Week; Police Recover Drugs

The Lagos State Police Command has recovered substances suspected to be hard drugs from a car in which another friend of the hip hop musician, David Adeleke, aka Davido, died.

The deceased, Olugbenga Abiodun (DJ Olu) and Chime Amaechi, said to be a crew member of the singer, were found dead on Saturday in a BMW car in a garage on Block B, Banana Island, Lagos.

They were both aged 25. DJ Olu was the son of an oil magnate, Dapo Abiodun.

The deaths came three days after Davido’s friend, Umeike Tagbo, died at a bar in the Lekki area of the state after allegedly taking 10 shots of Tequila. He died on his birthday.

While the police awaited autopsy to ascertain the cause of death, Tagbo’s girlfriend, Caroline Danjuma, had discarded insinuations that he died of drunkenness.

She also alleged that Davido ran away after dumping his corpse at a general hospital on Lagos Island.

However, the musician denied the allegation. He condoled with Tagbo’s family.

As Tagbo’s death continued to attract controversy, another friend of Davido, DJ Olu, and his crew member, Amaechi died around 8pm on Saturday.

A source, who confided in Punch, said operatives from the Ikoyi Police Division received a distress call that two young men were lying lifeless in a car.

“A team raced to the scene. On getting there, the lifeless bodies of two adult males were found in a BMW car, with number plate, KJA 631 AY, at the underground garage of Block B, Banana Island.

“After making some enquiries, the victims were identified...”

Another source, a lady, said the duo vomited blood from noses and mouths, and a preliminary physical examination suggested that they died of drug overdose.

She said, “They were found dead in the car and blood was coming out of their noses and mouths. A doctor was also at the scene. Physical examination of the bodies indicated that the victims must have died of an overdose of substances suspected to be hard drugs. The substances were found in the car.”

It was learnt that the corpses had been deposited in the Lagos State Teaching Hospital morgue for post-mortem to find the actual cause of death.

The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, confirmed the deaths and the recovery of substances suspected to be drugs from the victims.

He, however, said the police would subject the substances to laboratory tests for identification.

Imohimi, who spoke with Punch on the telephone said, “They were found dead in the garage. Some substances suspected to be drugs were found in the vehicle. But in any case, autopsies would be carried out to know the cause of death. There were no marks of violence on their bodies. Let the autopsies explain the cause of death. The substances will also be analysed. We need expert opinion and it is being done.”

Asked of the outcome of autopsy conducted on Tagbo, the CP said, “It will be out soon. Investigation is in top gear.”