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Police to arraign Danish for wife’s, daughter’s murder

The Danish national, Peter Nielson, 53, alleged to have killed his wife, Zainab and daughter, Petral, would be arraigned in court this afternoon.

Nielson, the police said, would be charged on two-counts of murder punishable under the Criminals Laws of Lagos, 2015.

The suspect was alleged to have murdered his wife and child at the wee hours of last Thursday in their Banana Island, Ikoyi residence.

According to findings from crime scene detectives, the suspect killed them inside their bedroom and dragged their bodies to the kitchen.

A statement from the command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police (SP) indicated that Nielson would be arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court.

He said: “The Lagos State Police Command hereby notifies the public that it had decided to take Mr. Peter Nielson, the Danish man alleged to have murdered his wife, Mrs. Zainab Nielson, and daughter, Petral Nielson, to court for two counts of murder.

“The Commissioner of Police (Imohimi Edgal) has directed that the case be charged to court based on the findings of the crime scene detectives sent to the apartment of the Nielsons after the alleged murder was committed, preliminary autopsy report and the result of DNA analysis carried out by forensic experts.

“He would be taken to the Yaba Magistrate Court today April 11, where the case would be mentioned and his trial for the offence of murder begin.

“Meanwhile, a duplicate copy of the murder case file has been sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), for legal advice.”

About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.