Davido: How Ifeanyi Fell and Drowned in Swimming Pool

It is no longer news that Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, lost his son, Ifeanyi, on Monday.

Ifeanyi, who celebrated his 3rd year birthday on Thursday, October 20, was reported to have drowned in a swimming pool while in the care of a Nanny.

On Tuesday, the Lagos state command of the Nigeria Police Force took eight members of the domestic staff for questioning.


With the investigation still ongoing, six of the staff have been released, but, the Nanny and the cook are detained for further questioning.


Narrating the event leading to the demise of the 3-year-old, a faultless source revealed that the Nanny was negligent of her duty, as she was in charge of taking care of the child.

The source said, “The boy left the house, walked to the back where the swimming pool is situated and fell into the swimming pool. Nobody noticed until much later. At that point in time, he had drowned and was at the bottom of the swimming pool

“So, they brought him out and rushed him to the Lagoon Hospital, where the doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him. They left the hospital and rushed the boy to Evercare Hospital, where he was declared dead.

“They have deposited his corpse in the mortuary for an autopsy to reveal the cause of death. All the domestic workers at home when the incident happened have been questioned by the police but only the nanny and cook were detained.”

The report suggested that Davido and his Fiancee, Chioma were out of their Banana Island home at the time of the incident and are currently in the Adeleke family house, where no one is allowed to see them.

Social media users, fans and colleagues of the family have since been sending their condolences to the Adelekes.

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