The Lagos State Police Command on Sunday said it had sent letters to the Embassy of Denmark over investigation of a Nigerian singer allegedly murdered by her Danish husband.
Chike Oti, the state police spokesperson, said the letters were to inform the embassy about its investigation of Peter Nielsen, a Dane, for an alleged case of murder.
It was reported that Zainab, popularly known as Alizee, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, were allegedly murdered by her husband, Peter Nielsen, at their home at Ocean Parade, Banana Island, Lagos.
“In respect of the unfortunate incident, the Command declares as follows:
that 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,” the police statement on Sunday evening.
“He was informed by 13-year-old Miss Gift Madaki that she heard her elder sister, late Mrs Zainab Nielsen, 37 years old, crying in the early hours of the morning as she was being manhandled by her husband, one Mr. Peter Nielsen, a 53-year old citizen of Denmark.
“The little girl estimated the time she heard her sister’s cry to be 0345hours,” the police said.
Based on the report, the police said, crime scene detectives were sent to the location alongside medics from Britannia hospital in Lekki Phase One.
The team arrived the Flat 17, Block 4 apartment of the Nielsens, where they saw two lifeless bodies identified as the deceased and her child.
“The doctor and his team inspected the bodies and confirmed them dead,” the police said.
“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,” the police added.