Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Family of murdered Nigeria singer protest for speedy trial of alleged Denmark killer

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos has adjourned the trial of one Peter Nielsen, a citizen of Denmark, who allegedly killed his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and their three-year-old daughter, Petra, to June 28.
Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Ayeye adjourned the matter following the report from the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) recommending the defendant for trial. The defendant, Nielsen, allegedly committed the offence on April 5, 2018 at his residence in Banana Island, Ikoyi. His offence is contrary to section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

Family, friends and non-governmental organisation, under the auspices Women Arise, yesterday besieged the court in protest after the proceedings, to call on the state government to ensure a speedy trial. They wore black T-shirts with pictures of Zainab and her daughter on it and carried placards while denouncing domestic violence in the country. Convener of the group, Dr. Joe Odumakin, urged the police and Attorney General to carry out unbiased trial to give justice to the late family.

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