PETER NIELSEN, HUSBAND OF LATE SINGER ALIZEE, REMANDED IN PRISON TILL OCTOBER
Danish man, Peter Nielsen, who allegedly killed his wife, singer Zainab Nielsen aka Alizee and daughter, is to remain in prison until his trial begins in October.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere gave the order on Thursday following Mr Nielsen’s arraignment by the Lagos State Government, Channels Television reports.
The suspect appeared before Justice Bola Okikiolu-Ighile on two counts of murder, an offence contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos, Adeniji Kazeem, led the state prosecution team at the proceedings.
He told the court that Mr Neilsen, 53, allegedly killed his 37-year-old musician wife, Zainab, and his three-year-old daughter, Petra, on April 5, at about 3:45 a.m. at their Banana Island residence in the Ikoyi, Lagos.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges while the Attorney General consequently asked the court for a trial date.
The counsel to the defendant and a former Attorney-General of Lagos, Olasupo Shasore, who had no objections to the request, told the court that the defence team would carry out a test.
Mr Nielson,in response, gave his consent for his blood sample to be taken for DNA.
In her ruling, Justice Okikiolu- Ighile ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody.
She then adjourned the case till October 8 and 9 after the court’s vacation, for commencement.