Bereaved father of Davido’s friend Chime Amaechina Jude has said his son was not a drug addict.
He made the assertion following claims his son died of drug overdose.
He added that he would not sit back and watch the media dent his son’s image.
Chime and DJ Olu were found dead in a car at the parking lot of their apartment in Banana Island.
PUNCH reported that substances were allegedly found in the vehicle where their lifeless body was found.
In a brief chat with The Net, the family of the deceased said the reports that Chime died of drug overdose was false.
“My late son was not a drug user, like me he didn’t even drink and when he did, it was always in very small quantity. He was a level-head, nice human being,” he said.
“Even when he left school and started business, he would always let me know his next line of action, so I am surprised that these lies are being spread about him.”
His bereaved sister, on the other hand, said, “Chime is not that type of person, if you see drug addicts, they don’t think straight most times, Chime is not like that.”
The father also corrected the notion that his son died at 25. He said his son celebrated his 23rd birthday, in February, 2017.
‘I spoke to the DPO of Ikoyi Police Station when I saw the Punch story and he said investigations were still ongoing and there’s no way that can be correct.
“They even got the age wrong: they said he’s 25. My son that I gave birth to is just 23. He was 23 in February. We just want justice to be done,” he added.