Nigerian star Dbanj lost his only son in a drowning incident over the weekend. The son, Daniel Oyebanjo III, who turned one in May, reportedly died in a swimming pool at the singer’s Lagos home.
Although Dbanj has not made a comment addressing the death directly, he posted a black background on his Instagram page with the caption: “Trying times but my God is Always and Forever Faithful.”
Dbanj, 38, was not in the country when the incident occurred. He was attending the BET awards in Los Angeles.
He is believed to be flying back to Nigeria to be with his wife, Lineo Kilgrow, local media reported.
Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, said that the family should report the incident to the police after the period of mourning.
According to CNN, the Lagos state police command released a statement saying a delegation of officers had visited the family at their home in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos on Monday but no one was home.
The statement asked Dbanj and his wife to report the circumstances of the boy’s death to the police station after their mourning period.
“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 should formally report the circumstances that led to the unfortunate death of little Daniel to the police. May his soul rest in peace. Amen,” police spokesman Chike Oti wrote in the statement.
The statement added, “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 condolence visit did not meet anyone at home.”
Read the entire statement here