Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Court Sentences Dane To Death For Killing Nigerian Wife, Child

Court Sentences Dane To Death For Killing Nigerian Wife, Child

A Tafawa Balewa High Court of Lagos State, today, convicted and sentenced a Dane, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter.

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile who presided over the court convicted Nielsen, 54, to death on two counts of murder brought against him by Lagos State Government.

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

The Dane was charged with the death of his wife and singer, Zainab, and their three-year-old daughter, Petra.

Lagos State Government accused him of smothering Zainab and Petra to death at 3.45a.m. 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 Lagos State, 2015.

Source: Thenationonline/NAN