Ifeanyi Adeleke’s Death:  Police May Slam Negligence Charge On Davido’s Nanny, Cook

By Onome Naomi

The Lagos State Police Command has reportedly kept two suspects detained in connection with the death of Ifeanyi Adeleke, son of international music artiste, Davido, and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, in their custody until they are cleared by an autopsy report.

It was gathered that the Cook and Nanny were directly in charge of caring for the late Ifeanyi and they might also be liable for negligence.

“The cook and the nanny were the ones directly with the child, so, they are guilty of negligence until the autopsy is conducted. During the investigation, we have suspects, and depending on the case, the suspects may or may not be released.
“So far, the family has not objected to the autopsy, but how fast it will be done depends on the hospital. But the next move is to review the CCTV at the house,” a source told The PUNCH.

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Giving an update on the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the detention of the suspects.
The police spokesperson, however, declined to give further details to avoid preempting the investigation into the case.
He said, “If we need to detain them for longer than necessary, we will obtain a court order so as to ensure that we are not doing over detention or illegal detention.

“I can’t give much details about an ongoing investigation, but those two people detained are assisting us in our investigation. Those that were released have little or no bearing to the case but the two people detained are assisting us.
“Eight people were brought in for questioning, six people were allowed to go, the remaining two were the ones that have been placed under arrest and that makes them suspect.”

Naija News reports that Ifeanyi Adeleke had on Monday drowned in a swimming pool at his father’s residence in the Banana Island area of Lagos State.

He was later rushed to the hospital so that he can be revived but the three-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police subsequently invited eight domestic workers and after interrogation, six of them were released.
However, two others, the nanny and the cook, were detained.




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