Police investigate Italian over murder of Nigerian wife, daughter in Lagos

Police investigate Italian over murder of Nigerian wife, daughter in Lagos

Friday, April 6, 2018 8:28 am

The Italian, his late wife and daughter


The Lagos State Police Command is investigating an Italian, Peter Nielsen over the murder of his Nigerian wife, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra.

Zainab, an artiste, popularly known as Alizee and her daughter were allegedly murdered in the family’s residence at Ocean Parade, Banana Island in the early hours of Thursday.

It was learnt that Peter had been arrested by the police, though the circumstances of the murder were not clear.

The corpses were said to have been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.

Reports indicate Zainab, a native of Kogi State had signed a two-year record deal with an Asian record label, Petra Entertainment in 2017, which reportedly earned her a brand-new Ford explorer, a house on Banana Island and international distribution with affiliates of her record company in Asia.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect for murder, said a crime scene investigative team had been deployed in the house.

He said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the arrest of the suspect and he is in police custody. It is pre-emptive now to ascertain the cause of the incident. The CP has dispatched crime scene investigators to the place to pick evidences for analysis which can be used for prosecution.

“The command has also written the Embassy of the suspect that the police are investigating the case.”


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