Today30 June, 2022

Danish citizen sentenced to death for murdering his Nigerian wife, daughter

Danish citizen sentenced to death for murdering his Nigerian wife, daughter

On Friday, a Lagos High Court condemned Peter Nielsen, a Dane, to death by hanging for the murders of his Nigerian wife and daughter.

Nielsen, 54, was found guilty of two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government by Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile.

On both counts, the judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging.

The Dane was accused of killing his wife, Zainab who is also a singer and their three-year-old daughter Petra.

He was charged by the Lagos State Government of suffocating Zainab and Petra in No. 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State, around 3.45 a.m.

Nielsen appeared in court on June 13, 2018.

He pleaded not guilty to the two-count accusation of murder in violation of Section 223 of the Lagos State Criminal Law of 2015.

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