Police Confirms Arrest Of Foreigner Who Murdered Nigerian Wife, 4-Year-Old Daughter In Lagos

John Ogunsemore
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The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Peter Nielsen, the Italian man who allegedly murdered his Nigerian wife, Ali Zainab Nielsen and her four-year-old daughter, Petra in their home in the highbrow Ocean Parade, Banana Island area of Lagos on Thursday morning.

The deceased woman is a fast-rising music artiste that recently signed a two-year deal with an Asian record label which came with a brand new Ford Explorer SUV, a home in Banana Island and international distribution of her works through the label’s affiliates in Asia.

The Lagos Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti 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 .”

The remains of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuarty for autopsy.

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