The Lagos State Police Command has revealed the results of the autopsy on the body of Ifeanyi Adeleke, son of Davido and his fiancée, Chioma Rowland, and confirmed he drowned.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the State Police PRO, confirmed the development.
Hundeyin said, “Autopsy has been concluded. It confirms the boy (Ifeanyi) drowned.”
According to Punch, there were signs that the police might perform an autopsy to ascertain whether Ifeanyi drowned in a swimming pool at his father’s home in the Banana Island region of Lagos State or not.
It is standard procedure for the police to perform an autopsy in such a case, according to a reliable source who confirmed the development. The source added that the police would abstain from the action if the deceased family members objected, though.
“Though the family members are not saying anything yet because they are still in shock but until anybody says stop, the standard procedure is to conduct an autopsy and we are going to follow that procedure just like in any case of death,” the source said.
Explaining further, the source said out of the eight domestic workers interrogated by the police in connection with Ifeanyi’s death, the cook and nanny, whose job was to cater for the wellbeing of the three-year-old boy, had been detained for reasons including the failure to uphold the duty of care of the minor.
As of the time of filing this report, the nanny and cook were said to still be in detention.