Sunday, April 8, 2018 9:19 pm
The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday gave an update on the alleged case of murder involving a Danish national and a Nigerian and her daughter that took place on Thursday at Bellasta Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
In a statement, SP Chike Oti, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command said, “on the 5th day of April, 2018, at about 11am, it received a complaint from the Facility Manager of Bellasta 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 mobilised 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, Petral Nelson were found in the kitchen.
“The doctor and his team inspected the bodies and confirmed them dead.
“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 autopsy.
“Meanwhile, letters has 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.”