The Lagos State Police Command has recovered substances suspected to be hard drugs from a car in which another friend of pop star, Davido, died. Davido’s friends, DJ Olu and Chime.
Recall that the deceased, Olugbenga Abiodun, aka DJ Olu, and one Chime Amaechi, said to be a DMW crew member, aged 25 years old respectively, were found dead on Saturday in a BMW car in a garage on Block B, Banana Island area ofthe state.
Davido’s friends, DJ Olu and Chime
DJ Olu, who was the son of an oil magnate, Dapo Abiodun, and Amaechi, died around 8pm on Saturday. The deaths came barely three days after Davido’s friend, Umeike Tagbo, who doubles as actress, Caroline Danjuma’s lover, died at a bar in the Lekki area of the state after he was alleged to have taken between 10 to 3o shots of Tequila, according to eyewitness reports sent to LIB.
Ms Danjuma had called out the ‘IF’ crooner, accusing him of being in the know about what led to Tagbo’s death, adding that he ran away and abandoned his body.
Following the accusation, Davido had responded, expressing sadness over the incident, and subtly reacting to the actress. He also promised not to speak further on the controversial incident.
A source, who confided in the Punch, said operatives from the Ikoyi Police Division received a distress call that two young men were lying lifeless in a car.
Here’s what the source was quoted to have said: “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 as Olugbenga Abiodun, 25. He lived on Block 11 of the estate. The other victim, Chime Amaechi, was also aged 25,” the source said.
Another source said the duo vomited blood from the noses and mouths, adding that 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.
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The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, confirmed the deaths and the recovery of substances suspected to be drugs from the victims, noting that the police would subject the substances to laboratory tests for identification.
Imohimi 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.”
Meanwhile, Davido had expressed grief over the loss of the DJ Olu, saying they had been together for four years. He dedicated the two awards he won at the 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival, AFRIMMA, to his late friends.
On his Instagram page @ davidoofficial, the father of two wrote: “Olu, I swear tonite (tonight) is for you! We killed shows back-to-back together for four years straight! I love you, bro. God take control.”