The Lagos Police force has reacted to the viral claims of arresting actress Eniola Badmus over the death of Ifeanyi Adeleke, son of pop star Davido.
Kiss Naija reports that this is coming after rumors about Eniola Badmus’s arrest started speculating in the early hours of Saturday.
Several blogs claimed that the actress called Ifeanyi’s nanny on phone to distract her from noticing the boy had left the room for the swimming pool.
Reacting to the claims, police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin told BBC Pidgin that Eniola was not arrested.
“The story is false, nothing like that happened,” Hundeyin said.
Eniola Badmus was one of the first celebrities that announced the death of Ifeanyi in a cryptic message. Kiss Naija recalls that Davido’s son, Ifeanyi died by drowning on Monday, October 31, eleven days after celebrating his third birthday.
Eniola Badmus gets into trouble for monetizing Ifeanyi’s death
Moments after her post, Nigerians stormed the comment section, accusing her of using the boy’s death as a means of gaining more popularity. Others opined that it was insensitive to announce the death of a child before confirmation from the parents.
With things spiraling out of control, Eniola was forced to delete the post on Instagram and Facebook.
The 38-year-old also came under fire on Thursday after posting now-deleted videos about the death of Ifeanyi on her YouTube channel.