Pop star, Davido‘s alleged involvement in the death of his friend, Tagbo Umeike, if proven could land him in jail for life, going by Nigeria’s criminal code. Tagbo: Davido facing life imprisonment.
A legal practitioner has revealed to the NET that while it is premature to preempt what the police might charge Davido for, a manslaughter charge might be likely if it is proven that he was involved.
Tagbo: Davido facing life imprisonment
According to several outlets, the car in which the deceased was taken to the Lagos Island General Hospital was recovered from Davido’s Lekki home. Tagbo was said to have been at a lounge to celebrate his birthday on October 3 when he became unconscious and was brought into the premises of the hospital by three other associates of David named Tunde Usutu, Agbeje Olaoye and Idris Busari in a vehicle that has since been recovered from the singer’s home.
It is not the best of times for Davido as few days after the death of Tagbo, two other friends of his, DJ Olu and Chime Amaechi, also died in similar fashion, with the police recovering their corpses from a car after a night out.
Although the singer continues to deny that he was involved at all, two of his crew members who were arrested by the police, made some shocking revelations, hinting how the ‘IF’ crooner instructed them to…Read up full gist HERE.
According to the legal practitioner, “I don’t think it can fall under murder. If the police says Tagbo died of suffocation because he was locked in Davido’s car, that would be manslaughter. Murder would mean it was premeditated. Manslaughter means it could have been unknowingly done. But again we don’t know yet what the police will charge him with.”
The Nigerian Criminal Code expressly states what is defined as manslaughter and what the punishment could be. Section 317 defines manslaughter as ‘A person who unlawfully kills another in such circumstances as not to constitute murder is guilty of manslaughter.’
Section 320:2 also states that ‘Any person who- with intent unlawfully to kill another does any act, or omits to do any act which it is his duty to do, such act or omission being of such a nature as to be likely to endanger human life; is guilty of a felony, and is liable to imprisonment for life.’
In addition, Section 326:3 adds that is guilty of a felony, and is liable, to imprisonment for life.