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Peter Nielsen, the Danish husband of Nigerian singer, Zainab, sentenced to death by hanging for killing her and their daughter

Peter Nielsen, the Danish husband of Nigerian singer, Zainab, sentenced to death by hanging for killing her and their daughter

Peter Nielsen, the Danish husband of Nigerian singer, Zainab Nielsen whose stage name is Alizee, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing her and their 3-year-old daughter in 2018.

It would be recalled that Nielsen was accused of smothering his wife and daughter to death in their Banana Island residence at 3.45 AM on April 5, 2018, and was subsequently arrested and remanded in prison.

He was first arraigned in court on June 13, 2018, where he pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Judgement was finally delivered on Friday, May 20 2022, when he was arraigned before a Lagos High Court on a two count charge of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

The presiding judge, Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile, convicted the 54-year-old man and sentenced him to death by hanging on both counts.

In other news, the Ogun state Police Command has arrested a 36-year-old man, identified as Kingsley Essien, for allegedly trafficking his wife to Mali for prostitution and selling her 2-year-old son at N600,000.

The suspect was nabbed after his wife, Bright Essien, made a report at the Agbara divisional headquarters that in October 2021, her husband told her he had secured a job for her in Bamako Mali and being her husband, she believed him and travelled to Mali, unknown to her that he had sold her to a human trafficking cartel

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