The Nigeria Police on Monday (today) has directed the African hiphop star, Oladapo Olabanji, “D’banj’’, to make a formal entry concerning the circumstances that led to the death of his son.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, said that the family should make a formal report of the incident to the police after the period of mourning must have been over.
D’banj lost his only son, Daniel Oyebanjo 111, who turned one year in May, in a swimming pool inside the singer’s Lagos home on June 24.
The Lagos Police spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, quoted Imohimi as saying in a statement that the state command had sent a delegation to condole with the family.
“The CP wants the family to know that at this period of their grief, the entire command shares in their pains.
“It is expected that when the mourning period is over, the family will formally report the circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of the little Daniel to the police,’’ Imohimi said.
International stars have poured condolences to D’banj on social media over his loss of his only son with Davido expressing his condolence when recieving his BEST award.
D’ banj whose real name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo has not directly commented on the loss of his only son but his has posted a dark background to his Instagram page and has received tremendous support from fans and fellow artists from around the world.
D’banj had posted a some few weeks ago, during father’s Day of him changing his son’s diapers on his Instagram page. The star was not in the country during the incident, as he was in Los Angeles attending the BEST awards. But he is expected to fly back shortly.
On his Instagram page is the caption: “Trying times, but God is forever faithful”