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The two housekeepers who were detained in relation to the deaths of Ifeanyi Adeleke, 3, and his fiancee, Chioma Rowland, could be prosecuted with negligence. Ifeanyi was the famous artist Davido’s son.

Ifeanyi’s well-being was apparently directly overseen by the cook and the nanny, according to PUNCH, which on Wednesday confirmed this information from a dependable source.

The source said, “The cook and the nanny were the ones directly with the child, so, they are guilty of negligence until the autopsy is conducted. During the investigation, we have suspects, and depending on the case, the suspects may or may not be released.

“So far, the family has not objected to the autopsy, but how fast it will be done depends on the hospital. But the next move is to review the CCTV at the house.”

The chef and nanny were held by the police while six other employees were let free after Ifeanyi drowned in a pool at his father’s house in the Banana Island area of Lagos State.

In order to avoid harming the ongoing investigation into the incident, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police public relations officer, who confirmed the detention of the suspects when contacted for a follow-up statement, declined to disclose any information, according to PUNCH.

He said, “If we need to detain them for longer than necessary, we will obtain a court order so as to ensure that we are not doing over detention or illegal detention.

“I can’t give much details about an ongoing investigation, but those two people detained are assisting us in our investigation. Those that were released have little or no bearing to the case but the two people detained are assisting us.

“Eight people were brought in for questioning, six people were allowed to go, the remaining two were the ones that have been placed under arrest and that makes them suspect.”

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