Ifeanyi: Six of Davido’s employees released, two detained.
Davido’s son: Autopsy likely as police free six workers, detain two
Police release six of Davido’s employees, jail two, and plan to conduct an autopsy on Ifeanyi.
Police have revealed that they have released six of Davido’s domestic staff while two remaining staff have been detained in connection to the death of the singer’s son, Ifeanyi.
There are also hints that the police may perform an autopsy to ascertain whether Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of well-known musician Davido and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, drowned in a swimming pool at his father’s home on the Banana Island region of Lagos State.
“Though the family members are not saying anything yet because they are still in shock but until anybody says stop, the standard procedure is to conduct an autopsy and we are going to follow that procedure just like in any case of death,” the source said.
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Explaining further, the source said out of the eight domestic workers interrogated by the police in connection with Ifeanyi’s death, the cook and nanny, whose job was to cater for the wellbeing of the three-year-old boy, had been detained for reasons including the failure to uphold the duty of care of the minor.
The source said, “It was the work of the nanny to take care of the child (Ifeanyi); the nanny was negligent or how could the boy have left the house without her knowledge?
“The boy left the house, walked to the back where the swimming pool is situated and fell into the swimming pool. Nobody noticed until much later. At that point in time, he had drowned and was at the bottom of the swimming pool.
“So, they brought him out and rushed him to the Lagoon Hospital, where the doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him. They left the hospital and rushed the boy to Evercare Hospital, where he was declared dead.
“They have deposited his corpse in the mortuary for an autopsy to reveal the cause of death. All the domestic workers at home when the incident happened have been questioned by the police but only the nanny and cook were detained.”
Confirming the detention of the two domestic workers, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, when contacted, said, “I spoke with the DPO and he said the nanny and the cook have been detained. Other domestic workers brought in for questioning were released.”