The family of Tagbo Umeike on Friday has said there more to the death of their son that has not been released.
They released a statement on his shocking death and the interest the tragic loss has generated.
Tagbo, a friend of music star, David Adeleke aka Davido, was said to have died after an alleged drinking binge with the music star.
According to a statement released by a woman identified as Mrs. Araka on behalf of the family, recent developments have shown that there is more to the death of Tagbo than people know and the family has vowed to ensure that the truth of the matter comes to light.
“We, the family of Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike, received the shocking news of the passing of our brother on October 3 at about 8:55p.m., several hours after his demise.
Since his passing, there have been several stories making the rounds, especially on social media, regarding Tagbo’s personality and the circumstances concerning his death.
Popular actress, Caroline Danjuma, was the first to draw out Davido on the death, saying Tagbo could not have died over a binge drinking over a bet.
Tagbo was said to have died after taking many shots of tequila.
“For a family that is trying to come to terms with the passing of their loved one, some disparaging and unfounded comments and statements about his personality and life, especially from individuals who did not even know Tagbo, have been received with a lot of sadness.
“Tagbo looked out for everyone and had a big heart; he was a friend to all and loved by many. Evidence received so far suggests that there is more to his death and we, as a family, will ensure that the truth regarding the circumstances of his passing will be brought to light.”
The family also commended the police for probing Tagbo’s death. It added: “At this point, we will like to thank the Lagos State Police Force, led by Acting Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, for their diligence and professionalism in carrying out their investigation. We are pleased to say that we now have a clearer picture of the events leading up to Tagbo’s untimely demise.
“As it is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to disclose any further information, but suffice to say the truth will come out! We would like to kindly ask that the print media and blogs covering this story refrain from printing hearsay and fabrications and stick to the facts, while respecting that the family is grieving.”
On his own, Davido, who was on Wednesday summoned by police authorities over the matter, insisted he was innocent of complicity in the death of a man regarded as a friend and member of his crew.
The singer, who attended the burial of yet another friend, DJ Olu, who died of drug abuse, on Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, also threatened to release the CCTV footage of all that transpired to clear his name.
“Lies everywhere due to respect for Tagbo and his family, I haven’t spoken about this issue since. Soon a statement and footage will be released, enough is enough. God bless you guys. Everyone be safe. My heart is pure and the world knows, please God keep my heart the same,” he wrote.
During the requiem mass held for the late disc jockey at Emmanuel Chapel in Banana Island on Wednesday, Dapo Abiodun, father of Oluwagbemiga Abiodun, better known as DJ Olu, recalled some memorable moments with his son.