The Lagos State Police Command has revealed the result of the autopsy carried out on 35-year-old Tagbo Umeike, the late friend of pop star, Davido. Davido’s friend, Tagbo’s autopsy.
According to the result, Tagbo, who was also lover of actress Carolie Danjuma, died from the consumption of too much alcohol.
Davido’s friend, Tagbo’s autopsy
The result also showed that he had alcohol and drugs in his system capable of easing a person into the early stages of hypothermia and eventual death. The toxicology tests detected alcohol (Bacardi 151, 75.5% Alcohol) and topiramate, a medication for epilepsy and/or migraines in a man’s system, in Tagbo Umeike.’
Tagbo’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was at 0.112, higher than the 0.08 legal limit for normal human being state, the coroner’s office stated.
While his family claims that Tagbo “didn’t have a prescription for any type of topiramate medication”, the autopsy office stated that the amount of drug in Tagbos’ system was in the “therapeutic range.”
A statement by the coroner’s office said, “Alcohol and topiramate are synergistic. When combined, the effect of either or both drugs is enhanced. Topiramate, like alcohol, can cause dizziness, impaired memory, impaired concentration, poor coordination, confusion and impaired judgment. Central nervous system depression, or impairment, combined with cold exposure can hasten the onset of hypothermia and death.”
Recall that Davido had been embroiled in a messy drama over the controversy surrounding Tagbo’s death. Ms Danjuma had called out the singer and accused him of abandoning Tagbo in a General Hospital in Lagos State. She also alleged that Davido ran away with his crew after they partied till Tagbo was drunk and eventually gave up the ghost.