Peter Nielsen has been sentenced to death by hanging
On Friday, a Lagos High Court sentenced Peter Nielsen, a Dane, to death by hanging for the murders of his Nigerian wife and daughter.
Nielsen, 54, was found guilty of two counts of murder brought against him by the Lagos State Government by Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile.
On both counts, the judge sentenced Nielsen to death by hanging.
The Dane was accused of killing his singer wife Zainab and their three-year-old daughter Petra.
He was accused by the Lagos State Government of suffocating Zainab and Petra at No. 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos State, at 3.45 a.m.
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Peter Nielsen appeared in court on June 13, 2018.
He pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of murder in violation of Section 223 of the Lagos State Criminal Law of 2015.