The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Lagos State Police Command has said anyone found culpable in the death of Ifeanyi Adeleke would be dealt with.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Ifeanyi, the 3-year-old son of David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, drowned in a swimming pool inside the Banana Island home of the Afrobeat singer on Monday.
He was confirmed dead at the hospital, and the police in Lagos have now picked eight domestic staff of Davido for questioning over the unfortunate incident.
“Eight domestic staff have been brought in for questioning. Anyone found not culpable will be let off. Those found culpable will be prosecuted,” SP Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police command’s spokesman confirmed.
TNG reports that Ifeanyi died three days after marking his 3rd birthday. Reports say the boy was rushed to Evercare Hospital in Lekki where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Davido and Chioma Rowlands, Ifeanyi’s mother were said to have travelled for a family engagement in Ibadan, Oyo State and left the energetic boy with his minders when the sad incident occurred.
PDP suspends political activities over Ifeanyi’s death
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State has announced the suspension of political activities for the week following the death of Ifeanyi, who is a nephew to the State Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke.
The Party’s Caretaker Chairman in the State, Dr Adekunle Akindele, who stated this in a condolence message in Osogbo, directed all party organs and committees to suspend activities in commiseration with the family.
“We mourn the sorrowful exit of our son, Ifeanyi. We pray for the repose of his soul. It is a sad day, but we remain steadfast in our faith in the Lord of the Universe. Our condolence goes to Davido, our youth ambassador.
“We commiserate with our father figure, Dr Deji Adeleke and the entire Adeleke family. We pray the good Lord to grant the family the strength to bear this irreparable loss,” Akindele stated.