Evidence Reveals Danish Husband Killed His Nigerian Wife And Daughter
Evidence Reveals Danish Man Killed, Wife And Daughter
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday revealed that it has rounded off the investigation into the murder case against a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, who murdered his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and three-year-old daughter, Petra, in Banana Island area of Ikoyi on April 5, 2018 and will soon prosecute the case.
Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, while releasing a statement on behalf of the state government said forensic investigation into the matter revealed devastating and fascinating evidence to seal the case that the suspect murdered his wife and daughter.
The Attorney General said a prema facie case (evidence) of murder had already been established against the suspect contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, adding that he would be prosecuted at the High Court of Lagos State for the crime.
“The Office of Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice on the 19th of April, 2018 issued Legal Advice to the effect that a prima facie case of murder Contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 has been established against the suspect, Peter Nielsen (M) – a Danish National.
The suspect is therefore to stand trial; before the High Court of Lagos State for the murder of his Nigerian wife and 3 year old daughter.
“There is overwhelming and compelling evidence both forensic and direct eye witness account showing without doubt that the victims were killed by the suspect. There is also evidence that there was a history of domestic violence against the victim by the suspect,” Kazeem said.
The Attorney General while giving a background review into the story said that after news of the alleged murder broke, the police swung into action and conducted an indepth investigation, while the case file was forwarded to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice.
“On the 5th /6th April, 2018, the people of Lagos State woke up to the news that a mother and daughter – Zainab Nielsen and Petra Nielsen were allegedly murdered in their residence on Banana Island, Lagos.
“The matter was reported at the nearest Police Station and the Nigeria Police immediately began an indepth investigation into the case.
On the 10th of April, 2018 the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, the Nigeria Police Force ‘D’ Department (CID) Panti, Yaba forwarded the duplicate case file of their investigations to the Lagos State Ministry of Justice for legal advice,” he said.
Naija News earlier reported the case of the murder of Zainab and her three year old daughter, Petra, by her Danish husband.
The case would commence at the High Court as soon as the case is assigned to trial, Kazeem assured.