Police demands official statement of D’banj son’s death

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – On Monday, June 24, 2018, the Nigeria police directed Nigerian Afropop artist Oladapo Olabanji, popularly known by his stage name D’banj, to make a formal report on the circumstances which led to the death of his son.

Mr Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, asked the family to report the incident to the police in appropriate manner after mourning their late son.

The Afropop superstar lost his 13-month-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo, in a swimming pool inside the singer’s Lagos home on June 24.

According to a report, the command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, quoted Imohimi saying, in a statement, that the state command had sent a delegation to condole with the family.

The statement read:

‘The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, on behalf of officers and men of Lagos State Police Command, wishes to commiserate with the family of Mr. and Mrs. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo a.k.a D’BANJ @iambangalee on the death of their one-year-old son, Daniel(Jnr) Oyebanjo whose sad event took place yesterday 24/06/2018, at the Ikoyi-Lagos residence of the family.

‘The CP wants the family to know that at this period of their grief, the entire Command shares in their pain. Although a delegation from the Command, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Ikoyi Division, CSP Mustapha N’Abba, who were at the Ikoyi home of the Oyebanjos on a condolence visit did not meet anyone at home, it is expected that when the mourning period is over, the family will formally report the circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of little Daniel to the police. May his soul rest in peace. Amen. CSP Chike Oti. Police Public Relations Officer Lagos State Police Command.’

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