Ifeanyi Adeleke, the three-year-old son of well-known artist Davido, passed away, causing great anguish and inspiring condolence notes from Nigerians of all social classes. It appears that Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of well-known musician Davido and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, may have drowned in the swimming pool at his father’s home in the Banana Island region of Lagos State. If so, the police may perform an autopsy to ascertain this. It is standard procedure for the police to perform an autopsy in such a case, according to a reliable source who confirmed the development. The source added that the police would abstain from the action if the deceased family members objected, though.
Although the family members have not spoken up yet because they are still in shock, the source stated that until someone tells them to stop, an autopsy will be performed as is customary practice in every death case. The cook and nanny, whose job it was to look after the wellbeing of the three-year-old boy, had been detained for reasons including failing to uphold the duty of care of the minor, the source further explained. Out of the eight domestic workers questioned by the police in relation to Ifeanyi’s death, the source said. The nanny was responsible for looking after the youngster (Ifeanyi), so how could the boy have left the house without her knowledge, according to the source? “The child exited the home, made his way around to the back where the pool is located, and dove in. Not until much later did anyone notice. He was in the bottom of the swimming pool at that point, having drowned.
In the end, the physicians at the Lagoon Hospital were unable to revive him after they rushed him there after being brought out. They took the youngster out of the hospital and hurried him to Evercare Hospital, where they pronounced him dead. “They placed his body in the mortuary so that an autopsy could be performed to determine the cause of death. Police questioned every household employee present at the time of the incident, but only the nanny and cook were taken into custody. When asked to confirm the two domestic employees’ incarceration, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, stated, “I spoke with the DPO and he indicated the nanny and the chef had been held. Other housekeepers who had been detained for questioning were freed.