A Danish man, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his Nigerian wife and daughter, yesterday told a Lagos High Court that he realised that his wife and daughter had died before a doctor arrived.
The defendant testified before the court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square, the second time of his cross-examination, which started on November 23.
He was cross-examined by prosecution counsel, Mr Adebayo Haroun, Lagos State Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
Nielsen was accused of killing his Nigerian wife and singer, Zainab, and their three-and-half-year-old daughter, Petra, on April 5, 2018.
At the continuation of his cross-examination, he told the court that when he woke up at 2.30am. on April 5, 2018, he and did not see his wife on their bed, he went to search for her.
Nielsen said that when he saw his wife and daughter in their kitchen, he dragged his wife to the living room and asked one of the girls living with them to carry his daughter.
“I covered my wife and daughter with blankets after I tried to resuscitate them but realised that they had died,” the defendant testified when asked if he already pronounced Zainab and Petra dead before a doctor arrived.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile adjourned the case until Jan. 11, 2022, for continuation of hearing.
Lagos State Government accused the defendant of smothering Zainab and Petra to death at 3:45 a.m. on April 5, 2018 at No. 4, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi.