News of Ali ‘ Alizee’ Zainab and her daughter, Petra’s death caused a frenzy last week. Everyone were left wondering what could have caused a husband to kill his own wife and innocent child. Anyways, fresh information have surfaced as regard the sad incident.
What we know now
Effiong Asuquo, a chief superintendent of police, told a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on Wednesday that the accused, Peter Nielsen, hit his wife’s head on the wall several times leading to her death and then proceeded to poison his daughter.
How the prosecutor said it
“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,”
What the accused said initially
He woke up to find the bodies in the kitchen and that they could have been suffocated by gas.
The case has been adjourned until May 8 pending advice of the state’s director of public prosecution.