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Davido’s Nanny, Cook May Face Charges For Negligence Over The Death Of Ifeanyi Adeleke

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The Lagos state police command has confirmed the detention of the nanny and the cook working at the home of Nigeria’s music star, Davido, over the death of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi Adeleke.

However, the police spokesman in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who gave the confirmation, declined to give further details to avoid preempting the investigation into the case.

“If we need to detain them for longer than necessary, we will obtain a court order so as to ensure that we are not doing over detention or illegal detention,” Hundeyin said.

“I can’t give much details about an ongoing investigation, but those two people detained are assisting us in our investigation. Those that were released have little or no bearing to the case but the two people detained are assisting us.

“Eight people were brought in for questioning, six people were allowed to go, the remaining two were the ones that have been placed under arrest and that makes them suspect.”

Ifeanyi Adeleke’s death: Will Davido’s nanny and cook be released?

The two suspects detained in connection with the of Ifeanyi, son of music artiste, Davido, and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, may remain in police custody until they are cleared by an autopsy report.

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The source was cited as saying on Wednesday, November 2, that the nanny and the cook were directly in charge of Ifeanyi’s welfare, adding that they might also be liable for negligence.

“The cook and the nanny were the ones directly with the child, so, they are guilty of negligence until the autopsy is conducted.

“During investigation, we have suspects, and depending on the case, the suspects may or may not be released. “So far, the family has not objected to the autopsy, but how fast it will be done depends on the hospital.

But the next move is to review the CCTV at the house,” the source was quoted as saying.

It was gathered after Ifeanyi’s corpse was recovered from the swimming pool at his father’s residence in the Banana Island area of Lagos state, it was deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.

The police subsequently invited eight domestic workers and after interrogation, six of them were released.

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