The Lagos State Police Command in a statement signed by its PRO, SP Chike Oti says it has decided to charge Peter Nielson, the Danish man alleged to have murdered his wife Zainab Nielson ‘Alizee’ and daughter, Petral Nielson to court for two counts charge of murder.
According to reports, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State has directed that the case is 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, the preliminary autopsy report and the result of DNA analysis carried out by forensic experts.
He was taken to the Yaba Magistrate Court yesterday being 11th April 2018, where the case was mentioned and his trial for the offence of murder began.
Meanwhile, a duplicate copy of the murder case file has been sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for legal advice.
Last week the Lagos state police command released a statement on the investigation carried out so far on the murder of Alizee and her daughter by her Danish husband Peter Nielsen at their home in Banana Island on Thursday, April 5th.
Mr Peter Nelson is currently being investigated by the Homicide team at SCID Panti Yaba as the police said marks of violence were seen on Alizee and her daughter’s body after the attack on close examination.
Read the statement below
The Lagos State Police Command in its usual manner of informing members of the public about its activities wishes to state, and for the records, that it is investigating an alleged case of murder that took place on Thursday 5th of April 2018, at Bellasta Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
In respect of the unfortunate incident, the Command declares as follows:
-that on the 5th day of April, 2018, at about 11am, it received a complaint from the Facility Manager of Bellavista Tower, Banana Island, Mr.Kunle Kukoyi, that at about 7am of 5th April, 2018, he was informed by 13 year-old Miss Gift Madaki that she heard her elder sister, Late Mrs Zainab Nelson, 37 years old, crying in the early hours of the morning as she was being manhandled by her husband, one Mr. Peter Nelson, a 53-year old citizen of Denmark. The little girl estimated the time she heard her sister’s cry to be 0345hours.
Based on the report, the Command mobilized its Crime Scene Detectives to the location pari passu the medics from Britannia hospital, Lekki Phase one Lagos. Together they went to Flat 17, Block 4 apartment of the Nelsons.
Two bodies, identified as that of Zainab Nelson and her 3 years old baby, Peter Nelson were found in the kitchen. The doctor and his team inspected the bodies and confirmed them dead.
The preliminary investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the violence that consumed the deceased persons started in the couple’s bedroom but the bodies were dragged to the kitchen.
On closer examination, visible marks of violence were seen on the bodies.
The corpses were photographed and evacuated to Lagos Island General Hospital for an autopsy.
Meanwhile, letters have been sent to the embassy of Denmark intimating it that Lagos State Police Command is investigating Mr. Peter Nelson, a citizen of Denmark for an alleged case of murder.
Further development on this case will be duly communicated to the general public.