Davido’s young son drowns: Nigerian police interview staff
Nigerian police have detained eight servants for questioning following the death of the Afrobeats star’s three-year-old son, Davido.
A police spokesman confirmed to the BBC that Ifeanyi Adeleke, who turned three last month, drowned on Monday.
According to the media, it happened in the swimming pool of his parents’ house in the main town of Lagos.
Davido and his fiancée Chioma Rowland, a popular chef and influencer, have yet to comment on their son’s death.
News of the tragic drowning is trending around the world, with fans and colleagues in the entertainment industry sending their heartfelt condolences to the couple.
Police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin told the BBC that one of the couple’s household workers called the police at 10 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) on Monday.
He confirmed that eight staff members had been asked to be questioned – and that anyone with a case to answer would be arrested.
“We are reviewing CCTV cameras for further information on the circumstances of his death,” Mr Hundeyin said.
“His body has been deposited in the morgue. We are in contact with his parents. In fact, they were with us last night,” he said.
Davido, whose real name is David Adeleke, is considered one of the biggest stars of African music. He has won MTV and BET music awards and collaborated with international artists such as Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
During a trip to London last month, he and Chioma Rowland announced they would be getting married next year.
The singer has three more children with other partners.
In 2018, the one-year-old son of Nigerian singer D’Banj drowned in a swimming pool in what appear to be similar circumstances.