BREAKING: Court Sentences Dane to Death for Killing Nigerian Wife, Child

The Lagos State government accused Mr Nielsen of smothering his wife and child to death at 3.45 a.m. at their home in Banana Island

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

The judge, Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted Mr Nielsen, 54, on two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

The judge sentenced Mr 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.

The Lagos State government accused him of smothering his wife and child to death at 3.45 a.m. at No. 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

Mr 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.

Details later…

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