The Lagos State Government has arraigned the Danish man, Peter Nielsen, who allegedly killed his wife and daughter.

Peter Nielsen was arraigned on Wednesday morning before Justice Bola Okikiolu-Ighile, at the Lagos High Court sitting in the Igbosere area of the Island.

The suspects appeared before the judge on two counts of murder, an offence contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015.

He, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him.

In the counts, Neilsen allegedly killed his wife, singer, Alizee and his three-year-old daughter Petra.

The defence counsel, Olasupo Shasore and the former commissioner for justice in Lagos, requested for permission to allow the defence carry out their own test.

According to him, “We are interested in taking the blood sample of the defendant, I thought it will be better to inform this court that his blood sample would be taken for DNA, analysis.”

“We are interested in the autopsy report and the prosecution has assured us that we would get it in four weeks, we need to consult some of our experts for analysis, of the test as we would need it during the trial.”

Before his arraignment, a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba area of Lagos had ordered his remand in custody.

The police told the magistrate that Neilsen hit his wife’s head against the wall several times, inflicting fatal injuries which led to her death.

He was also alleged to have poisoned his daughter and tried to cover up the said murder incidents as domestic violence.

The reason for the murder is yet to be unravelled as the suspect still insist he is not guilty.


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