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JUST IN: Danish Citizen, Neilsen Sentenced To Death For Killing Nigerian Wife, Daughter

A Lagos State High Court has ordered that Peter Nielsen, a Danish national, will be hanged for murdering his Nigerian wife and children.

According to, the foreigner was originally charged with the alleged crime last year.

Nielsen said in his first court appearance that he awoke one day from his bed to find his wife and daughter dead.

He testified before the court in Tafawa Balewa Square during his second cross-examination.

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According to, the prisoner was cross-examined by Adebayo Haroun, the prosecution lawyer for the Lagos State Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions.

Nielsen is accused of killing his musician wife Zainab and their daughter Petra in 2018.

He had earlier informed the Lagos high court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, that he and his wife had been intimate before the incident.

He revealed how she had watched a game of football with him.

“There was a football match that evening, my wife knew it was a very important match to me, to my surprise she watched it with me.

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“Around 9:45pm, the children went to their room, my wife and I continued watching highlights from the game. It was a very joyful moment.


“Around 11pm, we took our bath together, went to our bedroom and we were intimate.

“Around 2:30am, we were woken by our daughter, Petra, who entered our room and said she wanted to watch cartoon on the iPad,”

He said his wife took his daughter to the sitting room for the cartoons she wanted to watch and she told him that she would warm some food for their daughter.


“I kissed my wife and daughter and went back to sleep, about 2:35am.

“I woke up around 7:30am and noticed that my wife was not in the bedroom so I went to look for her.”

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Nielsen said that when he awoke, his wife was not alongside him, so he walked downstairs and discovered both of them dead in the kitchen, with a strong gas odor.

The prosecution, lead by Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), objected to the evidence, claiming it was all hearsay.

The defendant raised an objection, claiming that the accused’s story should be accepted into evidence.
Justice Bolanle Okikolu-Ighile, the judge, deferred the matter for further consideration.

Nielson was found guilty of the crime after numerous hearings, and he was condemned to death by hanging today.



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