The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday, November 5, 2022 said an autopsy conducted on the corpse of Ifeanyi Adeleke, the son of superstar Davido, confirmed that the three-year-old died as a result of drowning.
The police also said two suspects arrested in connection with the tragic incident are still being quizzed.
“The two suspects are still with us. The autopsy has been concluded and confirmed that he (Ifeanyi) died by drowning.”
This was disclosed by Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin.
On whether the two principal suspects will be charged in court; the police spokesman said, “I don’t want to preempt that. An investigation is still ongoing.”
Hundeyin also debunked rumours that actress Eniola Badmus was arrested in connection with the case.
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On October 31, fans of award-winning, global music icon, David Adeleke better known as Davido was inconsolable over the tragic demise of his son, Ifeanyi.
Davido and the lad’s mother, Chioma Rowland, were said to be out of the state. They had left the lad in the care of his minders at their Banana Island residence in Lagos when the sad occurrence happened.
The police had arrested eight of Davido’s domestic workers but later released six of them.
Many respected artistes and Very Important Persons (VIPs); including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife had commiserated with the Adeleke family over the traumatic experience; just as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State suspended political activities over the sad occurrence.
Davido was one of the key players in the victory of his uncle, Ademola Adeleke of the PDP over Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the Osun State Governorship Election in July 2022.