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Danish husband of Nigerian singer Zainab gets death sentence for killing her and their child

 

A Lagos High Court on Friday, May 20, sentenced Peter Nielsen to death by hanging for killing his Nigerian wife and daughter.

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Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile convicted Nielsen, 54, on two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government.

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The judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging on both counts.

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Lagos State Government accused Peter Nielsen of smothering Zainab and Petra to death at 3.45 a.m. on April 5, 2020, at No. 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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Nielsen was arraigned on June 13, 2020.

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He pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of murder contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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