An Italian, Peter Nielsen, has killed his Nigerian wife, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, and their daughter, Petra, in Lagos ostensibly in the heat of passion.
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Late Zainab, who hailed from Kogi State, was a singer by the stage name, Alizee.
In 2017, she signed a two-year record deal with an Asian record label, Petra Entertainment, which reportedly earned her a brand new Ford explorer, a house on Banana Island and international distribution with affiliates of her record company in Asia.
The deceased’s husband is in police custody on suspicion of murdering her and their daughter at their residence at Ocean Parade, Banana Island in the early hours of Thursday.
Controversy surrounded what motivated the alleged suspect to perpetrate the dastardly act as at press time.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti while conforming the Italian’s arrest said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the arrest of the suspect and he is in police custody. It is pre-emptive now to ascertain the cause of the incident. The CP has dispatched crime scene investigators to the place to pick evidences for analysis which can be used for prosecution.
“The command has also written the Embassy of the suspect that the police are investigating the case.”