• Davido and his fiancee Chioma Avril Rowland lost their only son Ifeanyi Adedeji Adeleke Jr on Monday night, October 31, 2022 in a tragic drowning incident.
Nigeria Police Lagos State Command have confirmed that at least nine members of Davido’s domestic staff including his son’s nanny and cook are currently in Police custody.
They were taken away to the Police station following the death of Davido’s son, Ifeanyi, who reportedly drowned in his father Davido’s swimming pool in their Banana Island mansion, Lagos on Monday, October 31, 2022.
The command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed this to newsmen on Tuesday morning after report of Ifeanyi’s death went viral.
The 30BG boss and his fiancee, Chioma Avril Rowland were reported to be in Ibadan for family gathering, away from their house when the boy drowned in a swimming pool.
Speaking with newsmen on the unfortunate incident, the Lagos PPRO said preliminary investigation is currently ongoing to unravel what led to the boy’s death.
He said, “Domestic staff at Davido’a home have been taken to the station to give their own account of what happened. I wouldn’t call that arrest yet.
“If after they all give their own account of what happened and after preliminary investigations, if anyone of them is found culpable, the person will now be placed under arrest”.
According to a source close to the family, “About nine people have been arrested for negligence, including his nanny and their cook.
“Chioma is broken. David is in tears. They are both at his dad’s house in Lekki and nobody from 30BG is allowed there.
“His 30th birthday plans have been put on hold. The real story is crazy. How the kid opened a huge thick door and got outside, nobody knows. The arrested people are criminally negligent.”