- A Chief magistrate court in Yaba area of Lagos has been told that rising Nigerian singer, Zainab Alizee, died in the hands of her husband
- He reportedly hit her head on the wall several times, according to the prosecutor, Effiong Asuquo
- The prosecutor also disclosed Alizee's husband proceeded to poison his daughter after killing his wife
- Alizee and her daughter were killed in their Banana Island home in Lagos on Thursday, April 5
A prosecutor and chief superintendent of police, Effiong Asuquo, on Wednesday, April 11, told a Yaba Chief magistrate's court, Lagos, what led to the death of rising Nigerian singer, Zainab Alizee, and her daughter. He said that the accused hit his wife’s head on the wall several times, leading to her death and then proceeded to poison his daughter, Premium Times reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Asuquo, a prosecutor, alleged that the accused killed Zainab and her daughter in the house. The prosecutor said: “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.
The police prosecutor said there is “overwhelming evidence linking” Nielsen to the murders.
He added: “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."
The offences are in contravention with sections 223 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2015 and carries death penalty. The case was adjourned till May 8.
The crime was initially denied by the accused, who claimed that he woke up to find the bodies in the kitchen and that they could have been suffocated by gas.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Zainab Alizee and her 4-year-old daughter, Petra Nielsen, were allegedly murdered by her husband, Peter Nielsen in their Banana Island home in Lagos on Thursday, April 5.
Confirming the tragic news, a member of her management team said: "Its really a shocking and sad development. We all woke up to the sad news of her death this morning and to find out that the h*micide was committed by her husband makes it all the more sad. The police has been brought in to the case and we'll share more details as we get them."
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