- A Danish citizen, Peter Nielsen, is to die by hanging on Friday 20 May, as ordered by a High Court in Lagos
- In court On Friday, Nielsen was found guilty of killing his Nigerian wife and children in 2018
- The verdict on the convicted foreigner was delivered by Judge Bolanle Okikiolu -Ighile read Presiding Judge
Lagos – A High Court in Lagos on Friday 20 May in Tafawa Balewa Square, a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, convicted of murder after killing his wife and daughter.
The Cable recalled that Nielsen had already Indicted in court in 2018 by the Lagos state government on two counts of murder.
The crime violates Section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015.
The foreigner allegedly further murdered his wife Zainab and his three-year-old daughter April 5, 2018, on Banana Island in the Ikoyi district of Lagos.< /p>
The verdict, read by the presiding judge, Judge Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile, stipulated that Nielsen should die by hanging.
Danish husband in trouble when Lagos government finds out he killed his wife and daughter
Previously, the Lagos government said everything was ready for the prosecution of Nielsen for the murder of his Nigerian Ms. Zainab and his three-year-old daughter Petra on April 5, 2018 in the banana island area of Ikoyi.
The state government said in a statement by Attorney General and Judiciary Commissioner Adeniji Kazeem, the forensic investigation of the matter have produced overwhelming and compelling evidence that d that the suspect killed his wife and daughter.
The Attorney General said the suspect had already been found to have a premeditated case (evidence) of first degree murder in violation of section 223 of the Lagos State Criminal Code 2015, adding he would be charged with the crime in the Lagos State High Court.
On April 19, 2018, a legal opinion was issued that suspect Peter Nielsen (m) – a Danish national – had a presumption of homicide in violation of Section 223 of the Lagos State Criminal Code 2015.
“The suspect must therefore stand trial in Lagos State High Court for the murder of his Nigerian wife and 3-year-old daughter…”