Danish man to hang for killing Nigerian wife, daughter

The Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) has sentenced a Dane, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging.

Nielsen was charged in court with killing his wife, Zainab, and their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Petra.

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile gave the ruling after finding Nielsen, 57, guilty of a double murder charge preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

The judge held: “The court judges that you, Peter Nielsen, are found guilty of the murder of Zainab and Petra Nielsen on April 5, 2018.

“I hereby pronounce that you, Peter Nielsen, shall be hanged by the neck till death. May God have mercy on you.”

The judge found that the evidence against Nielsen was consistent with the prosecution’s case that the Dane smothered Zainab and Petra to death.

Kogi State-born Zainab alias Alizee was signed to an Asian record label, Petra Entertainment, and was on the verge of promoting her January 2018 single, ‘Alhaji Musa’, before she was murdered.



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