Lagos State Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), has recommend for trial, a Danish national, Peter Nielsen, for allegedly killing his wife, Zainab and his 3-year-old daughter, Petra, for murder.
Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye (Mrs) of Yaba Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos made this known today, while reading DPP’s advice on the alleged crime committed by the Denmark citizen.Ayeye, also granted an extension of the remand order of the defendant for another 30 days, to enable the police and the Lagos State Government file murder charge against the him before the State Court.
Recalled that the Dane, was brought before the court on April 11, by the legal department of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba, Lagos, for alleged killing of his wife and daughter.
After the charge was read to him, the court ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody pending the issuance of an advice by the DPP .
Parts of DPP’s advice reads: “I’m directed to acknowledged receipt of your letter with reference No. CB/3514/LSX/01/Vol.5/11, dated 14 April, 2018, the accompanying duplicate case file forwarded to this office for legal advice.
“After carefully considering the facts available in the duplicate case file, this office is of the considered opinion that a prima facie case of murder contrary to section 233 of the criminal law Ch. C17, Vol. 3, Laws of Lagos state, 2015, exist against the suspect Page B1, Petra Nielsen.
“This office shall therefore prosecute the suspect Page B1, Peter Nielsen, for murder of Zainab Nielsen, and Petra Nielsen, of the offence contrary to Section 223, of the Criminal laws Ch. C17, Vol. 3, laws of Lagos state, 2015”.
Meanwhile, the matter has been adjourned till June 28, for his possible arraignment at the State High Court.
In the remand application filed before the court by police Prosecutor, Mr. Effiong Asuquo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), the 53 years old defendant was alleged to have killed both his 37 years old wife and three years old daughter, at their residence situated at Block 4 Flat 17 Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, on April 8.
The offence according the charge is contrary to and punishable under section 223 of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.