Murder: Lagos court sentences Danish national, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing Nigerian wife, daughter

 

Nielson, Zainab and daughter

A Lagos State High Court has found Dane, Peter Nielsen, guilty of two counts of murder of his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and daughter, Petra.

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile delivered the judgment in a over 5-hour long hearing which started at about 5:15pm.

The Lagos State Government arraigned the 53-year-old defendant on June 13, 2018, on a two-count charge of murder, punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015, which prescribes the death penalty, if convicted. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

 

Mr. Nielsen was said to have killed his wife, a musician also known as Alizee, and his daughter on April 5, 2018, at about 3.45 am at their Banana Island residence in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

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