According to reports, documented accounts from Ifeanyi’s nanny and the chef in Davido’s Banana Island home suggest they are yet to take responsibility for 3-year-old Ifeanyi Adeleke’s death.
Nigeria’s Linda Ikeji wrote that a source close to the tragic incident said the nanny was with Ifeanyi when the chef arrived. The nanny was said to have moved slightly away from them to take a call. She couldn’t find Ifeanyi when she returned and assumed he was with the Chef. But the Chef said he had left Ifeanyi with her. They began frantically searching for Ifeanyi throughout the house for nearly 20 minutes until a security guard spotted him in the pool.
Reports from SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, confirmed that eight of singer Davido’s domestic staff were brought in for questioning concerning the drowning of Ifeanyi Adekele.
He said, “‘They were brought in questioning, not arrest. Anybody found not culpable will be released immediately. While those found culpable will remain with us to further our investigation.”
Davido and Chioma were said to have returned from their trip to their son’s death.
Little Ifeanyi’s body has been taken to the mortuary.
Friends, staff and colleagues of the singer have been banned from visiting Davido at his father’s house, where he and Chioma are mourning their son privately.
No one has been able to explain how the boy got into the pool.