Ladeparts state arraigns Dutch national, Peter Nielson who allegedly murdered his wife, daughter
– Peter Nielsen, the alleged killer husband of Nigerian singer Zainab Nielsen better known as Alizee and her daughter, Petra, has been arraigned by the Lagos state government
– The 53-year-old suspect was arraigned on a two-count charge of murder before a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere
Peter Nielson, a Dutch National who allegedly murdered his wife and daughter was on Wednesday, June 13, arraigned by the Lagos state government before a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere.
gathered that Adeniji Kazeem, the Lagos state prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 5, 2018, adding that he murdered his wife Zainab Nielson and his daughter Petra Nielson, at their resident in Banana Island Lagos.
Nielson is facing a two count charge of murder, preferred against him by the state.
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Kazeem, who is also the attorney general and commissioner for justice, said that the incident occurred at about 3:45 am, at number 4, flat, 17, at Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island Ikoyi.
According to the Prosecutor the offence committed is Punishable Under Section 223, Cap C17, Vol 3, Criminal law of Lagos State 2015.
The 53 year old defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The attorney general asked for a trial date in view of the defendant’s plea.
The defendant’s counsel, O. Shasore SAN, said he was not opposing the charge but that the defence would like to carry out their own test.
”We are interested in taking the blood sample of the defendant , I thought it will be better to inform this court that his blood sample would be taken for DNA, analyzing,” he said.
Justice Bola Okikiol-Ighile, consequently asked the defendant if he would like to give his consent so that his blood sample can be taken for DNA test and he agreed.
Shasore who was the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos State, also told the Court that the result of the autopsy report is out and that they are ready to proceed.
“We are interested in the autopsy report and the prosecution has assured us that we would get it in four weeks, we need to consult some of our experts for analysis of the test as we would need it during trial,” he said
The prosecutor further informed the Court that there is an interim autopsy report.