The family of Gbemiga Abiodun better known as DJ Olu has released a statement in reaction his death.

The 25-year-old son of oil magnate, Dapo Abiodun, was found unconscious in his car a few days ago alongside a friend identified as Chime Amaechi.

Hard drugs were said to have been recovered from his car by the Lagos state police command.

The Abiodun family, in a statement released on Tuesday, urged the public to “disregard insinuations” about the cause of his death.

The statement, obtained by CapitalNG, reads: “The Abiodun family confirms the tragic and regrettable demise of our beloved son, Olugbemiga.

“We know there are many questions as to how or why such tragedy would happen to such great individual but still, God is in control.

“The past few days have been most trying for the family. We are saddened by his demise but we are comforted by the well wishes and kind thoughts of friends around the world.

“Olugbemiga has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him.

“He was a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, idealist and selfless individual who was extremely inspirational to many.

“The family hereby pleads 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 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.

“But our family will forever treasure memories of the extremely joyous days spent with Olugbemiga, prior to his demise. Those precious memories will stay with us forever. We are privileged to have some of his amazing, magic moments captured in our hearts.

“To everyone who knew him, Olugbemiga was a son and man of immeasurable talent and promise. To those who knew him more personally, he was a consummate artiste and citizen of humanity. We knew him as a devoted son, a loyal and very generous brother and friend.

“We treasure the outpouring of grief, empathy and love from unbelievably wonderful network of close friends in Nigeria and from around the world.

“Families rarely experience such stirring warmth, compassion and support as have we, from every corner of the planet.

“This has profoundly touched our hearts and lives. We are eternally grateful.

“At this moment however, we respectfully request the worldwide media to allow us time to grieve privately, without the intrusions associated with press and photography.”



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