Lagos state police Command has written a letter to the embassy of Denmark in Nigeria over its citizen Mr Peter Nielson’s Alleged involvement in a case of homicide that terminates the life of the wife and his daughter
Police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police, who made the disclosure to newsmen yesterday noted that the command in its usual manner of informing members of the public about its activities wishes to state for the records, that it is investigating an alleged case of murder that took place on Thursday, April 5, at Bellasta Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.
“Letters have been sent to the Denmark embassy intimating it that the state police command is investigating Mr Peter Nielsen, a citizen of Denmark, for an alleged case of murder. Further development on this case will be duly communicated to the general public.
“In respect of the unfortunate incident, the command declares as follows: that on April 5, 2018, at about 11:00a.m., it received a complaint from the Facility Manager of Bellasta Tower, Banana Island, Mr. Kunle Kukoyi, that at about 7:00a.m. of the same day, he was informed by 13-year-old Miss Gift Madaki that she heard her elder sister, late Mrs Zainab Ali-Nielsen, aged 37, popularly known as Alizee, crying in the early hours of the day as she was being manhandled by her husband, 53-year old Peter Nielsen. The little girl estimated the time she heard her sister’s cry to be 3:45a.m.
“Based on the report, the command mobilized its Crime Scene Detectives to the location with the medics from Britannia Hospital, Lekki Phase 1 Lagos. Together they went to Flat 17, Block 4 apartment of the Nielsen. Two bodies, identified as that of Zainab and her three-year-old baby, Petra Nielsen, were found in the kitchen.
“The doctor and his team inspected the bodies and confirmed them dead. A preliminary investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the violence that consumed the deceased persons started in the couple’s bedroom but the bodies were dragged to the kitchen. On closer examination, visible marks of violence were seen on the bodies. The bodies were photographed and evacuated to Lagos Island General Hospital for an autopsy,” he said.
Meanwhile, the command has also refuted claims making the rounds that police provided documents purportedly asking members of the public for a certain levy over “motorcycle recovery”.
Chike Oti, the command spokesman said the purported document did not come from Lagos state police command neither did police solicit found through the idea of contributing money to purchase any motorcycle.
Putting what transpired in right perspective, the police public relation officer said the owner of the said unregistered motorcycle is one Mr Ugochukuwu Ojimadu who indeed contravened by moving the said unregistered motorcycle in odd hours of about (11:30) as against the laws of Lagos state disallowing motorcycle from any form of movements from 10pm upward.
Accordingly, he said mischief makers believed to be gang members of those involved in all said are four suspects currently undergoing investigation at Ajeromi police station for allegedly stealing the unregistered motorcycle and those behind circulating falsehood with the aim of misleading the public through an online platform.
He said one Olu Bumi, Anyeachi okechukwu, chijioke Okeke and Uchenna Josiah are the alleged culprits and are currently in the command’s custody, billed to be charged to court (today).