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Dutch National appears in court for killing wife and daughter

The Lagos State Government has arraigned a Dutch National, Peter Nielson, who allegedly murdered his wife and daughter before the State High Court sitting in Igbosere.

The state filed two count charge against Mr Nielson which borders on murder.

The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem who led the prosecuting team informed the court that the defendant murdered his wife Zainab Nielson and his daughter Petra Nielson, at their resident in Banana Island thereby committed an offence Punishable Under Section 223, Cap C17, Vol 3, Criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

The defendant’s counsel, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Olasupo Shasore, said he was not opposing the charge but that the defence would like to carry out their own test.

Mr. Shasore who was the former State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, asked the Court to provide directives to the prosecuting team to furnish him with autopsy report.

Earlier the prosecutor had asked the court to remand the defendant in prison custody based on his plea of not guilty.

Consequently, Justice Bola Okikiol-Ighile, ordered that the defendant should be remanded in prison custody.

The matter has been adjourned till October 8 for commencement of trial.

Wahab Akinlade/Lagos

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