An Italian, Peter Nielsen, has been arrested for allegedly killing his Nigerian wife, Zainab Ali-Nielsen and her 4-year-old daughter, Petra, in Lagos.
Zainab, who is an artiste, was reportedly murdered in their family house at Ocean Parade, Banana Island in the early hours of Thursday.
Although the reason behind the murder is unknown, the corpses of the singer and her dauther have been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.
It was reported that the native of Kogi State 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.
Chike Oti, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, said a crime scene investigative team had been deployed in the house.
“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.”