D’banj was in Los Angeles to attend the 2018 BET Awards when the death of his son occurred.
Daniel Oyebanjo III died after drowning at a pool in Dbanj’s Ikoyi residence on Sunday afternoon.
Some Nigerians on social media had heaped the blame on her for being careless. They attributed the death of the one-year-old to negligence on the part of Lineo, his mother.
The corpse of the child has been reportedly moved to the morgue.
The Nigeria Police on Monday directed the Afrobeats star, Oladapo Olabanji, “D’banj’’, to make a formal report on the circumstances that led to the death of his son.
Mr Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, said that the family should report the incident to the police after the period of mourning.
Meanwhile some fans are throwing tantrums and blaming the couple for the child’s death.
“But was no one around? Kids shouldn’t be left alone around basins of water not to talk of pools that big. This is carelessness on someone’s part. I learnt D’Banj isn’t in the country. Please we need to be careful with kids especially around bodies of water, even ordinary a bathtub filled with water can drown a kid. I hate seeing/hearing kids die cos of avoidable causes. KokoMaster sorry, may God provide a lasting child for you.”
A baby must be under watch 2/4/7. Some people have absolutely no idea of what fatherhood and parenthood entails. They think having a baby is like one of the many trophies and awards in their cupboards to flaunt and showcase to evryone, with no babycare and safety knowledge.
Lesson: Marry responsible ladies!”
Instagram user, Orhibi wrote “Who was with the kid…do you know what it means to die by drowning?the baby died an horrible death.this a very big mistake damn must the baby even swim?tgis has spoilt my day However, Toyin in a
post shared on her Instagram page, asked that Lineo should be given a break and that such unfortunate thing happens.
She called on critics to stop hateful words, adding that Dbanj’s wife could hurt herself more.
She narrated the story of how her son, Tenor, who almost drowned in a pool where she had gone to work while Tenor was being looked after by her nanny.
Toyin added “I had to put this right here, I’m super irritated, this is not about any of us, but we can learn from our mistakes,that’s why I said people pointing fingers should go watch how it happened to my son, because it happened so fast and I was right there,no one is selling any market here,just stating the obvious.
“I can’t believe even in death, people still criticize, Jesus is lord? Today is not the day for trolling and point fingers,Give yourselves Brain.
“I was so disappointed with the comments I read online about this issue, why do you people do this all the time,it’s so sad for our nation to always bring down people, even at their lowest.