During the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, first of November it was reported that Ifeanyichukwu David Adeleke drowned in their residence at Banana Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The parents, Chioma and Davido had earlier traveled for a family function at Ibadan and left him in the care of his nannies and a few of their friends present in the house.


 It was reported that he died by drowning and he was under the pool for more than two hours before he was found which led people on the internet to ask the question “what were they doing that they did not notice when a child under their care went missing for more than an hour”.


Everyone that was present in the house at the time of the drowning, totaling 8 people has reportedly been taken under police custody. In Mr. Hundeyin’s interview with Premium Times he confirmed some of the singer’s aides and staff have been taken into custody. He stated “eight of them have been brought in for questioning”. He withheld the location as he feared people might besiege the station.


His third birthday was just celebrated grandly a few weeks ago on 20th October and his father posted “I pray with all my heart that God grants you perfect health and pure happiness for as long as humanly possible. You will grow to be greater than me. Happy birthday, Son”. This is a terrible turn of events from what his father looked forward to.


The first post that alerted the public to this incident was from a family friend and a celebrity, Eniola Badmus who posted a heart break emoji with the caption “God why?”. This was received with backlash from the public as they were of the opinion that it was not her news to share. Since then there have been a lot of posts from other celebrities sympathizing with the family. Williams Uchemba on his Instagram posted “I said I wouldn’t believe anything on SM until I personally confirm by myself. I prayed for it to be a lie. I am upset, pained and confused. Nobody deserves to feel this pain” with the caption “please say a prayer for David, Chioma and the entire family. Nobody deserves this kind of pain. Rest up little one”.


So many people came to debunk the news that the boy was dead. They confirmed that he was found at the bottom of the pool and was rushed to the hospital but he was recovering. Albeit, the parents or close relatives have neither confirmed nor denied his death as they remain silent. 

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