Police question nanny of Nigerian music star Davido following death of his three-year-old son
By Peter Hughes
7 December 2018
On Thursday night, the body of Davido’s three-year-old son, Oluwatobiko, was found near a pond in his home in Lagos.
According to eyewitnesses, the boy had fallen into the pond on the day of his body being discovered. Although a case of homicide was opened and one officer has been arrested, the Lagos State Police Command has refused to confirm an official inquiry into the death.
This is hardly surprising from a police force that has routinely been exposed for its incompetence and misconduct, and which has been on a war-footing for the past 15 years against the popular West African singer and songwriter, whose music has become an international sensation.
The family members of Davido have been made aware of the death but have been advised not to make any statements to the press so that they are not jeopardizing the investigation. They have been advised to come to Lagos for the inquest and funeral, which is to take place on Sunday.
Davido had played to thousands of fans across the globe before being shot dead in his Lagos home on December 2. He had been on holiday with his son.
It is a tragic coincidence that the son in question, who was apparently in the company of friends, collapsed in a park in the morning that day, dying not long after around 6 p.m. that afternoon. But this has not stopped the police from investigating the death as a case of murder, which is being investigated in line with Nigeria’s “zero corruption” campaign which has been directed against the corrupt police.
The Lagos State Police Command has refused to confirm the official death inquiry and has suggested that the coroner’s team look into the matter themselves.
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris, said, “We are investigating the case. We are not going to comment on it until we finish the investigation.”
For reasons of national interest, the Lagos state administration is also refusing to investigate the death of Davido’s son over his alleged drug consumption. According