They were both aged 25. DJ Olu was the son of an oil magnate, Dapo Abiodun.
The deaths came three days after Davido’s friend, Umeike Tagbo, died at a
bar in the Lekki area of the state after allegedly taking 10 shots of
Tequila. He died on his birthday.
While the police awaited autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death,
Tagbo’s girlfriend, Caroline Danjuma, had discarded insinuations that
he died of drunkenness.
She also alleged that Davido ran away after dumping his corpse at a general hospital on Lagos Island.
However, the musician denied the allegation. He condoled with Tagbo’s family and promised not to speak further on the incident.
But as Tagbo’s death continued to attract controversy, another friend of
Davido, DJ Olu, and his crew member, Amaechi died around 8pm on
A source, who confided in PUNCH Metro, said operatives from the Ikoyi
Police Division received a distress call that two young men were lying
lifeless in a car.
“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.
“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
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
The Lagos State Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgar Imohimi, confirmed
the deaths and the recovery of substances suspected to be drugs from the
He, however, said the police would subject the substances to laboratory tests for identification.
Imohimi, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone 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
When asked the outcome of the autopsy conducted on Tagbo, the CP said, “It will be out soon. Investigation is in top gear.”