An Italian man, Peter Nielsen has murdered his Nigerian wife, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, and their four-year-old daughter, Petra.
They were allegedly murdered in the family’s residence at Ocean Parade, Banana Island in the early hours of Thursday.
Details of the circumstances surrounding the incident were still sketchy at Press time.
Nielsen has been arrested by the Police, while corpses were said to have been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.
The deceased, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, an artiste popularly known as Alizee, had signed a two-year record deal with an Asian record label, Petra Entertainment in 2017, which reportedly earned her a brand new Ford explorer, a house on Banana Island and international distribution with affiliates of her record company in Asia.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect for murder, said a crime scene investigative team had been deployed in the house.
He said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the arrest of the suspect and he is in police custody. It is pre-emptive now to ascertain the cause of the incident. The CP has dispatched crime scene investigators to the place to pick evidences for analysis which can be used for prosecution.
“The command has also written the Embassy of the suspect that the police are investigating the case.”