He has been remanded in police custody.
A Cheif Magistrates Court, sitting in Yaba has remanded Danish national, Nielson, in police custody, for the suspected killing of his wife, Ali Zinab Nielson and their daughter, Petra.
Prosecuting counsel, Effiong Asuquo endeered a three-page application, containing 15 grounds for Nielsen’s remand in prison. Neilson, represented by Frank Udoka Amah, had his plea rejected.
According to Asuquo, there is overwhelming forensic evidence linking the defendant to the assault and murder of his wife and daughter. Investigation has also shown that the defendant was habitually violent to his late wife, Zainab.
He said, a fight broke out between the couple in their flat at about 3:00 a.m. on that fateful day. Nielsen was allegedly seen fighting and hitting the deceased’s head on a wall by her two relations, Mimi, 11, and Faith, 13 who lived with them.
She died from injuries sustained from the assault. The prosecutor also alleged that Nielsen then poisoned Petra before dragging her body into the kitchen.
Asuquo added that he took the lifeless little girl and put her under the mother’s body and then put on gas stove burners in the kitchen so that it will be believed that the wife and daughter were suffocated to death by the cooking gas.
“It is in the national interest that the suspect remain in prison pending legal advice and his arraignment and trial.” Chief Magistrate Ayeye upheld his plea. She remanded Nielsen in prison and adjourned the case till May 8 for the DPP’s advice.
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