Allow us grieve privately, DJ Olu’s family tells public

DJ Olu Davido late friend

The family of late Oluwagbemiga Abiodun, popularly known as DJ Olu, has appealed to the public to let them mourn their loss in private.

This comes as speculations mount over what befell the young man who was found dead along with a friend, Chime Amaechi, in a car in Banana Island, Lagos on Saturday.

Punch on Tuesday reported that police sources say substances suspected to be drugs were found in the deceased’s car.

Hours later, the family, in a statement signed by Seye Abiodun, pleaded with the public to “disregard insinuations being peddled by certain sections of the media about the actual cause of our son’s death.”

An official result of the autopsy conducted, the family said, will be made available as soon as it is ready.

“Until then, we urge everyone to kindly respect our family’s need to grieve and come to terms with our loss privately.

“We remain humble as parents and a family, among several around the world who are bereaved via the tragic loss of a child.

“It is never easy to come to terms with the heart-wrenching and enduring agony that accompanies the death of a loved son.”

While treasuring memories of time spent with their son and grateful for the “outpouring of grief, empathy and love from an unbelievably wonderful network of close friends in Nigeria and from around the world”, the family insisted that the worldwide media “allow us time to grieve privately, without the intrusions associated with press and photography”.

A 2016 graduate of the University of Essex, UK, Oluwagbemiga was the son of Heyden Petroleum chairman, Dapo Abiodun.

He was also a friend of pop singer, Davido, who lost three friends in one week.