The two domestic workers who were apprehended in connection with the deaths of Ifeanyi Adeleke, 3, and Chioma Rowland, his fiancée, could be charged with carelessness. Ifeanyi was the son of well-known artist Davido.
The cook and the nanny were reportedly directly responsible for Ifeanyi’s wellbeing, according to PUNCH, which obtained this information from a reliable source on Wednesday.
The cook and nanny were the ones who had direct contact with the infant, therefore they were considered negligent up until the autopsy was done, according to the source.
We have suspects who may or may not be released depending on the case as we conduct our investigation.
“The family has not yet raised objections to the autopsy, but the hospital will determine how quickly it is completed. Reviewing the home’s CCTV is the next step, though.
Recall that after Ifeanyi drowned in a pool at his father’s home in the Banana Island region of Lagos State, the police imprisoned the nanny and chef while releasing six other workers.
The state police public relations officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the suspects’ detention when approached for a follow-up comment, declined to provide any information in order to prevent jeopardizing the ongoing investigation into the incident, according to PUNCH.
“We will seek a court order if we must hold them in custody for a period of time longer than is absolutely necessary to prevent over- or unlawful detention.
“I can’t disclose too much about an ongoing investigation, but the two people that were held are helping us with our inquiry.
The two people who were imprisoned are helping us, whereas others who were released have little or no influence on the case.
Six of the eight people who were brought in for interrogation were permitted to leave, leaving the other two under arrest and hence suspects.