It would be recalled that the dead body of Tagbo, who was Davido’s friend, was dropped off at a general hospital on October 4, 2017, after he was last seen partying with the singer and his crew.
Following this, there were allegations that Davido had a hand in the death of Tagbo and that he asked his crew members to dump the deceased in the hospital.
It would be recalled that Nollywood actress, Caroline Danjuma, who had said she was a close friend of the deceased, championed not the allegation, saying Tagbo died in Davido’s car moments after he was seen partying with the singer and his crew.
She accused Davido of complicity and lashed out at him over his “abandonment” of the deceased at the hospital.
Danjuma at the time stated;
Davido where is Tagbo, he was with you and ur crew last night. You all wore face cap to hide your identities after he died in ur car. u dumped him at general hospital and ran away. The law must play its role this time. After you all abandoned him at general hospital you continued grooving at DNA and had the nerves to promote ur show.
Taking to his Instagram account at the time, Davido denied the allegation and said out of respect for Tagbo’s family, he would not comment on the sad event.
Giving new detail about the matter after 4 years, Aloma narrated how some persons tried to indict Davido.
In an interview with veteran singer, JahBless, the former PA stated;
This is the first time I’ll say this on air. The interesting part of the issue was that while we were at Lion building, Tagbo’s lawyer came in the company of another person, whose identity I would not want to disclose, and the divisional police officer.
They said I was the foreman and took me to a separate room. One really needs to be scared of the entertainment industry, I won’t lie, they’re trying everything possible to bring Davido down. So, they said since I was their foreman, I should write a statement that Davido was the one who killed Tagbo.
I was offered a cheque of N100 million just to implicate Davido in the statement. But I didn’t do that because if I had done that, I would have finished the money by now.
Aloma said contrary to rumours, Tagbo died after heavy consumption of alcohol when he was rushed to the hospital.
That day, it was Tagbo’s birthday so Davido and I alongside were celebrating and drinking with him at Shisha Lounge. Then around past 12 am, Tagbo was excited because of his birthday. We were all taking Tequila then.
But everyone including Davido started warning him against the rate at which he was drinking. I guess it was due to the birthday excitement. When we realised that he was drunk, Davido asked someone to drop him at home because we were heading for a show at Oniru axis. That was the last time we saw Tagbo.
By the time we left Oniru, we got a call that Tagbo wasn’t feeling fine and that he needs to be rushed to the hospital. So, I left with one other person to his place and we took him to a general hospital.
We were told that he wasn’t breathing well…but about nobody attended to us for about 45 minutes. I was holding him in my hand then while we were waiting for the medical personnel to attend to us. Then after a while, he held my hand, told me ‘God bless you….” and passed away. It wasn’t long before the police came. I spent 18 days at Panti.
Amid the allegations back then, Davido made himself available at the police station for questioning regarding Tagbo’s death after which he released a CCTV footage showing an intoxicated Tagbo just before the singer left Shisha lounge without him. It is alleged that Tagbo took ’40 shots’ of tequila that night.
Additionally, celebrity photographer, Elejo, posted on his Instagram page on October 4, 2017, a video where Davido and his crew were celebrating, including Tagbo.
He, however, said Davido and the rest of the crew decided to go to Oniru beach with Tagbo inclusive.
Elejo also expressed that Tagbo left in his own car and that was the last they heard and saw of him.
Tagbo Umeike was laid to rest on October 20, 2017, in his hometown in Nnewi, Anambra state. An autopsy carried out on the deceased revealed that he had died of excessive alcohol consumption.
Watch a video of Aloma speaking below;