Nigerian Artiste: Investigation continues


The 37-year-old singer identified as Zainab Ali-Nielsen and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, were found dead on Thursday in the kitchen at their residence in Banana Island, Lagos. Some reports have alleged that Alizee’s Danish husband, Peter Nielsen Schau, murdered them.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, has confirmed the incident as well as the arrest of the suspect for murder.

He said, “The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the arrest of the suspect and he is in police custody, and the cause of the incident is yet unknown.

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. The bodies of Zainab and Petra have also been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.

The Lagos State Police Command says marks of violence were found on the bodies of the late Nigerian singer, Zainab Nielsen, aka Alizee, and her daughter, Petra.

The command on Sunday said the artiste’s younger sister had reported to the facility manager of Bellasta Tower, Banana Island, Lagos, where the family resided, that Zainab was being assaulted by her Danish husband, Peter Nielsen.