A Lagos High Court on Friday sentenced a Dane,  Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter.

 

 

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu –Ighile convicted Nielsen, 54, on two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

 

The judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging on both counts.

 

Nielsen was charged with the death of his wife and singer, Zainab, and their three–year–old daughter, Petra.

 

The Lagos State Government accused Nielsen of smothering  Zainab and Petra to death at 3.45 am at No.4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

 

 

 

 

Nielsen was arraigned on June 13, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He pleaded not guilty to the two-count  charge of murder contrary  to section  223  of the Criminal Law of the Lagos State,  2015

 

 

 

 

 

(NAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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