Stop blaming Dbanj’s wife – Toyin Lawani tells Nigerians

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Popular fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani has defended DBanj’s wife, Lineo, who has been widely criticised and blamed for the death of their one-year-old son, Daniel.

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Above: Toyin 

Daniel was confirmed dead on Sunday after he drowned at Dbanj’s Ikoyi residence in Lagos.

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.

However, Toyin in a post shared on her Instagram page, asked that Lineo should be given a break and that such unfortunate thing happens.

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Above: D’banj & Son

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.

She said that the incident does not in anyway make her a bad mother.

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.

“What if the Mom hurts herself with all your harsh words, think for once about the damage your comments can cause, No parent pray for this?”.

The Police Command has offered condolence message to D’banj and his family following the shocking news of the death of his son.


In light of the report of the toddler’s death, the LSPC paid the singer a visit at his family house in Ikoyi but upon their arrival, there was no one at home


In a new statement on their Facebook page, the Lagos Police PRO, CSP Chike Oti stated that when he and/or his family members arrive, they’d have to pay the police a visit to report the circumstances that led to the death of the toddler.


The statement reads,


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 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
Lagos State Police Command.


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