The Police In Lagos State has confirmed the death of Ifeanyi Adeleke, son of Nigeria’s pop star, Davido.
Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman of the police command in Lagos, said eight domestic staff of the music star have also been invited for questioning regarding the death of the child.
“They were invited for questioning and anyone found culpable will be placed under arrest,” Hundeyin told the BBC.
Ifeanyi who only turned three on 20 October, was reported dead on Monday at their home in Nigeria’s commercial city.
Local reports say the child drowned in the swimming pool – police say one of the domestic staff called in the police.
The police spokesman adds that “We got the report at about 10pm on Monday night. His body has been deposited in the morgue.
“We are in touch with his parents. In fact they were with us last night.”
Ben Hundeyin assured that anyone not found culpable will be allowed to leave.
He said: “What we know so far is that he drowned. I don’t have any information beyond that. We are reviewing the CCTV Cameras to get additional information about the circumstances of his death.
David Adeleke, famously called Davido had announced plans to marry Chioma Rowland in 2023. They made the announcement during one of their trips to London in October.
Prior to Monday’s incident, the singer had four children from four partners.
In 2018, another Nigerian singer, Dbanj lost his son in a similar fashion.