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Lagos High Court Sentences Danish National To Death BY Hanging For Double Murder

Lagos High Court Sentences Danish National To Death BY Hanging For Double Murder

A Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square annex today found a Danish National, Peter Nielsen, guilty of the double murder of his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and daughter, Petra.

Hon Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted MR. PETER NIELSEN today after a judgment which lasted for more than 5-hours.

The Lagos State Government had 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. Peter 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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