“Davido knew Tagbo was dead but did not contact anyone” – Caroline Danjuma insists
Nollywood actress Caroline Danjuma, in an interview with SDK, has spoken out concerning the death of one of her and Davido‘s mutual friends named Tagbo.
Tagbo has died between Monday night and the early hours of Tuesday (Tagbo’s birthday), and according to Caroline, the family didn’t know about his demise until towards the evening of Tuesday, adding that Davido knew as at 3AM that day.
“Firstly I would like to address this whole razzmatazz about David killing Tagbo and that I said so, I never said so. But yes, I did call out Davido to know the whereabouts of Tagbo but I never said he killed him. I never used that word ”Killed Tagbo’,” she said.
She said the last time she heard from Tagbo was Monday night when the deceased told her he was coming over. Caroline also confirmed that her and Tagbo “were dating” as at the time of his death.
She said she work up at about 2AM on Tuesday, and tried calling Tagbo but said the number was switched off. She said she sent him a birthday message and went to bed.
She said she called Tagbo’s number from when she woke up at about 5 or 6AM till 3PM yet was still switched off.
“I was out at the Bank when Tagbo’s childhood friend (Kola) called me and said that he wanted to talk about tagbo,he was just asking random questions.
I told him I would call him back. I am aware that Tagbo was trying to do his Schengen visa so I called the guy helping him out to ask if she had heard from him but she said Tagbo was supposed to deliver some documents but had not.
I got home and called Kola back around 4PM and this was when Kola revealed to me that Tagbo was dead. I thought it was a joke because Tagbo does not drive carelessly, he doesn’t fight, he is not one to be seen in a place where people are fighting. If he is angry, he walks away.
I was confused,” she said.
Caroline also said Tagbo’s family as at the time, had not heard of his death.
“I decided to call the mum to find out if he went to Anambra to see her like he said he would to collect some documents…. She said she had not seen Tagbo. I sent the sister a message that I heard Tagbo was dead and she should help me find out if it was true.The sister replied asking ‘how when and where?’”
She said she decided to call her neighbour holidaying in Lebanon who was Tagbo’s friend who said “there was a bet of 200k and that Tagbo drank about 50 shots of tequila”.
“I said that cannot be true. Tagbo cannot drink even a glass of Hennessy because he has a light brain like me. So a guy who cannot drink this much cannot finish 50 shots of Tequila. Tagbo does not need 200k to do that.
He comes from a very wealthy background so he does not need that kind of bet, he is not hungry for that. I was shattered to hear such a news. I went into my office and sat down.
I tried to find out where Tagbo was and Kola said he had been trying his best to find out but that each time he calls, the people would drop the phone on him or tell him they would call back.
So for one hour and despite trying several times, we had not gotten any info to where Tagbo’s body was or what hospital he was taken to
Tagbo’s friend Chuks made some calls and found out that Tagbo was taken to Lagos island,” she added.
She said prior to finding out about Tagbo’s death, someone had told her that he was with Davido at Shisha (Room) on Monday and then she asked him randomly ‘oh then you must know Tagbo?’
She said they “guy confirmed he met Tagbo and that was when he knew they were birthday mates and he also said they had fun and went from there to DNA to party.”
“I called the same guy when I heard tagbo had died and asked him to find out what happened and he said he was trying to but every time he called Davido’s team and mentioned Tagbo’s name they would drop the phone on him and this was what they had also done to anyone who calls and mentions his name.
Davido knew and his crew knew Tagbo was dead at at 3AM in the morning and they did not contact anyone. Davido’s P.A Lati knows where Tagbo stays but did not go to the house to inform anyone,” she said.
She said Davido’s crew refused to give out any information, even after the family found out that his corpse had been deposited at the hospital.
“I contacted someone who remembers seeing davido and tagbo and DNA and remembers there was a fight. This person also told me there was a bet and said the same thing my neighbour said but said 30 shots and not 50.
According to what was said, Tagbo drank the tequila and got intoxicated and wanted to drive his car but Davido refused and said Tagbo should drive with him. That was what I heard and that they drove to G12 beach and got out leaving Tagbo in the car all locked up and that one of the crew members came back saw Tagbo gasping for air. This was the info from a supposed eye witness.
He was taken to general hospital where he was confirmed dead and they left him there.
We went there with Nabila and Mary who can confirm what was said. We were told that he was dumped and those who brought him ran away.
The doctor told us that when the nurses were trying to fix the card, the two people that brought him ran away and their footage could not identify those who brought him and ran cos they hid their faces with caps.
They refused to tell us anything, the medical director told us that because they ran away it was now a police matter and that we should go to the police station.
I posted online asking Davido why they abandoned Tagbo on my way to the police station because I was so angry and needed answers.
I sent Davido personal messages but he didn’t reply until I called him out on the social media and he told me to take down the post and he would tell me what happened. I took down the post and told him to come to the police station but he never showed up. Tagbo’s family members came from far but Davido and his manager did not show up,” she said.
She said that Tagbo’s phone and shoes are missing, adding that someone went to the deceased Instagram page to delete videos he posted with Davido on the said day. She said the person eventually deleted the account.
“We quickly munched all the videos on SnapChat. Tagbo was with Dammy Krane, Davido and Asa Asika. Davido knew that Tagbo was dead but kept quiet. He told the Police later that he would have spoken out if I didn’t call him out on the social media. Can you imagine?
Tagbo meant everything to a lot of people. His widowed mum who is recovering from an ailment. I am pleading with anybody who has info on who drove Tagbo’s dead body to the hospital to come forward…
We want to know what happened and how Tagbo died. Davido, we are not calling you a killer, but we need to know what happened to Tagbo. You owe him this because he loved you like a brother. He took you like a brother. Do it for him and call out the people you assigned to drive him. Please,” Caroline said.
She also debunked rumours that the deceased was the father to her 3-year old daughter, adding that she met Tagbo in 2016
“I have woken up to see all sorts of allegations and it is really laughable because the whole idea is to divert the attention form the questions i am asking about what happened to Tagbo. I will address this once and for all. Number one, I met Tagbo when I was legally divorced and out of my ex’s house to start a new life. Yes we were dating.
My daughter is three years old and I only met Tagbo last year, so it’s not possible that Tagbo is the father. The person who posted that info claims to have Tagbo’s phone and claims he went to DNA with Baba, who is Baba?
Let us leave sentiments aside,trying to blackmail me to keep quiet will not work or change anything. We need justice for Tagbo.
No one is accusing anyone of being a murderer but we need to know what happened and why everyone is quiet. My anger is that he was abandoned by those supposed to be his friends and brothers. Davido and Tagbo were very close and I am angry with Davido for keeping quiet.
Those who drink tequila should come out and confirm if 30 shots of tequila is strong enough to kill.. Stop protecting whoever is guilty. Someone is dead. Please!” she said.