The Lagos State Police Command yesterday commenced the interrogation of eight domestic workers of musician, Davido, including his nanny, at residence following the mysterious death of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Ifeanyi, the son of Davido and Chioma Rowland, was allegedly drowned in the family’s swimming pool on October 31 while his parents were on a trip to Ibadan, Oyo State, for a family function.
Confirming that the domestic workers were in custody, the state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the case, said the Police Command was questioning the domestic staff to unravel the cause of the death of the toddler.
While reports making the rounds have it that the staff members were arrested, Hundeyin clarified that: “Domestic staff at Davido’s home have been taken to the station to give their account of what happened. I wouldn’t call that arrest yet.”
There have been speculations that Ifeanyi was in the pool for “too long” before he was pulled out and rushed to Lagoon Hospital in Lagos where he was confirmed dead.
Ifeanyi’s sudden demise has elicited mixed reactions on social media, as netizens have recalled how another musician, D’Banj’s one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo, was drowned in their Ikoyi home swimming pool in 2018.
Eight persons employed as domestic workers at singer Davido’s Banana Island residence are being interrogated by the police over the death of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi David Junior Adeleke.
The toddler was said to have drowned in the family’s swimming pool on Monday night while his parents, David and Chioma were on a trip to Ibadan for a family function.
The Nation gathered that he was rushed to Evercare Hospital in Lekki where he was pronounced death on arrival.
Although the circumstances surrounding Ifeanyi’s presence at the pool section at that time of the day was yet unknown, Nigerians have wondered why his minders never felt his absence as he was said to have been in the pool for a long time before drowning.
Already, public outrage has followed news of the toddler’s death especially because his parents only celebrated his third birthday few days ago.