Mayowa Ogunbayo, another friend of Nigeria’s hip hop artist, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has been stabbed to death in the United Kingdom.
This brings to four the number of Davido’s friends who have died in October.
First was Umueke Tagbo, believed to have died from overdose of alcohol, on October 5, 2017.
Then followed Olugbenga Abiodun, aka DJ Olu, and one Chime Amaechi, said to be a crew member of the ace artiste.
They were found dead on October 8, 2017 in a BMW car in a garage on Block B, Banana Island, Lagos.
Ogunbayo, 29, also known as Johnny John, was stabbed to death at a London flat he shared with his fiancée.
He owned an entertainment company.
Said to be a friend to Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, and Nigerian striker, Obafemi Martins, Ogunbayo was discovered by paramedics inside a west London luxury home on October 20, 2017.
The Mirror of UK said he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after a post-mortem examination revealed that he died from a wound to his heart.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation, but police say they are treating the 29-year-old’s death as “unexplained” at this time.
In a statement, the police said it arrested a 21-year-woman, who was at the scene when officers arrived, on suspicion of murder.
She was later freed pending further enquiries.
The statement read: “Officers attended along with the LAS and a 29-year-old man was found suffering from stab injuries.
“He was pronounced dead at the scene at 02:57 hours. Next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place.
“At this time the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination took place at Northwick Park Hospital mortuary on Friday, 20 October which gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.
“Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command took over the investigation on Wednesday, 25 October and are leading the investigation.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”