By Funmilayo Adeyemi
Speaking at the Candle light service held for Olugbemiga Abiodun, popularly known as DJ Olu, during the week, his father, Heyden Petroleum boss, Dapo Abiodun, revealed that his son would still be alive had he insisted that he return to school in Coventry, where he was supposed to be pursuing postgraduate studies.
According to him, DJ Olu prevailed on him (his father) to allow him stay for one more week to commission his filling station and car wash business.
Mr. Abiodun said: “We were very close. I remember I would report Olu to my mother and she would say a tree doesn’t fall from a tree. I saw him for the last time last week Sunday when we had lunch. Olu always wanted to please me. He was supposed to go back to Coventry last week for his postgraduate school but he begged me to allow him to stay for just one week because he wanted to commission his petrol station and car wash business.
“I begged him to go to school promising him that I would help do everything while he was away but he refused. If he had gone back to school, he wouldn’t have died. I pray that I don’t have to reciprocate this kind of visit to anyone present here,” he added.
DJ Olu who last week was found dead alongside his friend, Chime Amaechina Jude, in mysterious circumstances, was also star artiste, Davido’s official DJ.
The “Aye” crooner is currently in hot water for his alleged involvement in the death of another friend, Tagbo, whose corpse was abandoned at a public hospital in Lagos by Davido’s driver and friends.
Autopsy results have revealed suffocation as cause of death in the Tagbo case and investigations are ongoing to ascertain Davido’s role in the tragic incident and to uncover the truth behind the mysterious event.