Peter Nielsen, who allegedly murdered his wife, Ali Zainab Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee and their daughter Petra Nielsen, has pleaded not guilty in the Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court.
The Magistrate, Mrs K.B. Ayeye, said the suspect who has been accused of a two-count charge should be kept in prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Nielson pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge brought against him.
CSP Effiong Asuquo, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 5 at his residence at Block 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi.
He alleged that the accused killed his wife, Zainab, 37, and her daughter, Petra, in the house.
“The accused who was always at loggerheads with his wife had hit her head on the wall several times leading to her death; he also proceeded to poison his daughter.He had dragged their lifeless bodies under the gas to create the impression that they suffocated to death as a result of a gas leakage,” he said.
The case was adjourned until May 8, and the court magistrate, K. B. Ayeye, asked that the accused be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.