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Autopsy confirms Davido’s friend Tagbo died of excessive alcohol consumption

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The actual cause of the death of Tagbo Umeike, a friend of popular singer Davido who was alleged to have been abandoned to die by the silver spoon pop star, has been unraveled.

According to the outcome of an autopsy carried out on the late 35-year-old who was an engineering graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU), he died of excessive alcohol consumption.

When released, the result from the coroner’s office also showed that Tagbo had alcohol and drugs in his system capable of easing a person into 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. Tagbo’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was at 0.112, higher than the 0.08 legal limits for normal human being state.

After the autopsy result was released, the coroner’s office issued a statement saying; “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.”

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Two days ago, a family friend of the late Tagbo identified as Damilola Usman revealed in an interview that his late friend died after taking about 10 shots of Tequila.

Recounting the incident, Usman said; “However, what happened was that we went to a joint together called the Shisha Room. In the Shisha Room, we had a competition of Tequila shot. Each person had to take 10 shots of Tequila and after the competition, Tagbo passed out. Nobody took him to the hospital because everybody was high already. We did not know that it was something serious.”

“I learnt they went to the beach later and I think he passed out at the beach again. His friends that accompanied him to the beach did not attend to him on time but eventually when they suspected that there was something wrong, they allegedly dropped him in front of the hospital with his car,” he added.

The death of Tagbo went viral when his ex-lover, Caroline Ekanem (formerly Danjuma) went on social media accusing Davido of abandoning the deceased at a General hospital in Lagos when he passed out after his birthday party.

However, Davido denied the claims by the Nollywood actress who said that he dumped the lifeless body of Tagbo at the General Hospital after he slumped an died following a drinking binge.

Davido took to Snapchat to debunk the claims made by Caroline insisting that she lied and misinformed the public.


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Ahmed Boulor

Boulor is a versatile journalist who is passionate about the world of arts, entertainment, politics and sports. He is also an ardent Arsenal FC fan.