The Lagos police have commenced an investigation into the alleged murder of a Nigerian woman and her four-year-old daughter by her Danish husband, Peter Nielsen.


A Nigerian artiste, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, were allegedly murdered by Nielsen.

They were reportedly murdered in the family’s residence at Ocean Parade, Banana Island, in the early hours of Thursday.

Some neighbours reported the case to the police.


Chike Oti, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the development in Lagos on Friday.

Oti said Nielsen was currently being detained at the state criminal investigation department, Panti, Lagos, for further investigation.

He said the commissioner of police had deployed some crack detectives to the scene, adding that no stone would be left unturned in the case.


“The suspect is not an Italian, but from Denmark,” he said.

“He has been arrested and transferred to the state CID, Panti, for thorough investigation by the homicide department,

“The command has also written the embassy on the suspect that the police are investigating one of their national.”



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