Following the tragic death of Ifeanyi David (Jnr), the three-year old son of music star, David Adeleke and his wife, Chioma in the family pool at their Banana Island residence in Lagos, the police have invited eight of the couple’s domestic aides for interrogation.
The sad incident occurred on Monday night while his parents, David and Chioma were on a trip to Ibadan for a family function.
He was rushed to Evercare Hospital in Lekki where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A distraught and inconsolable Davido was removed from the hospital and taken to his father’s house where he remains as at press time.
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.
Confirming that the domestic workers were in police custody, spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the command was questioning them to understand what really happened.
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, anyone of them is found culpable, the person will now be placed under arrest.
“Yes, the nanny is also with them. We are interviewing them separately to understand what happened. It is indeed a painful situation and we condole with the family,” he said.
In 2018, Nigerian Afrobeats star D’banj also lost his only son in a drowning incident at a swimming pool in his house.