Ifeanyi Adeleke, the 3-year-old son of Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Davido, died after drowning in a swimming pool, BBC reported. The news of the minor’s death was confirmed by authorities in the West African nation.
The fatal incident is said to have occurred at the award-winning singer’s Banana Island residence in Lagos. Benjamin Hundeyin, who is the spokesperson for the Lagos state police command, told BBC Pidgin that they have since taken in eight domestic workers for questioning over the fatal incident.
“Eight people were brought in for questioning and after a thorough investigation, anyone found culpable of the child’s death would be arrested,” Hundeyin said.
The singer and his partner, Chioma, haven’t yet publicly addressed their son’s alleged drowning. Meanwhile, several celebrities and notable figures have taken to social media to offer condolences to Davido and his family. Take a look at them below:
Our Hearts, Love and Prayers with you all the way king. You’re not alone @davido ???— FREE WurlD (@thisisWurlD) November 1, 2022
Prayers ?? @davido— Big Smoke – (@Skepta) November 1, 2022
What a dark day. My heart and love go to David and Chioma..— The Guy (@MI_Abaga) November 1, 2022
?? @davido I pray for your heart and mind this period. You have endured so much loss brother. May God hold you in his arms and keep you through this
It’s ok to mourn and not offer perfect parenting advice.I don’t know why SM makes some people insensitive.— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) November 1, 2022
This is every parent nightmare. davido and chioma are living this nightmare ??my heart breaks for them. God help them in these dark scary days. prayers up??????
This is so sad!! Ha!! ☹️☹️Rest In Peace little champ. May the almighty God comfort Chioma,Davido and their families.— Funke Akindele (@funkeakindele) November 1, 2022
We love you Davido, we are praying for your family. We wait to hear from you, till then we are praying for you and your family.— Sally Suleiman (@is_salsu) October 31, 2022
Davido has gone through too much, let’s please keep him and Chioma in our prayers. This is just too much ?— Beverly Naya (@BeverlyNaya) November 1, 2022
Can’t look at this picture the same way again ?— SEYE BANKS (@SheyeBanks) November 1, 2022
Prayers up for Davido and Chioma ?? pic.twitter.com/hPOJSKg8X7
My thoughts and prayers are with Davido and Chioma and the Adeleke family at this time. I pray for God to strengthen and comfort them. -AA— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 1, 2022
Woke up to this terrible news. My deepest condolences to @davido and Chioma ☹️??(can’t even begin to imagine how they both must feel).— Femi Anikulapo-Kuti (@Femiakuti) November 1, 2022