By Robert AKPAN, Senior Investigator, Lagos.
AUTOPSY report on the murder of a Nigerian singer married to a Danish citizen, Mrs. Zainab Nielson indicated that the accused husband may have either slammed a hard metal on her head or hit her head on a hard wall; resulting in a traumatic pang which ultimately led to her death.
Although details of who and where it was conducted could not be immediately ascertained but the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command CP Edgal Imohimi who briefed newsmen on the outcome of the inquest said that after the murder of the Nigerian lady and her 3 year old daughter allegedly by the Danish citizen, Mr. Peter Nielson , he tried to conceal his criminal act by smartly dragging the deceased persons from the bedroom into the kitchen and then cleaned up all the blood stains stressing however, that the lid was blown open with the aid of some special chemical reagents. CrimeWorld investigation revealed that though the court was still awaiting the DPP’s report even as the accused had been committed to Ikoyi prison, the Danish Embassy had gotten him a Counsel in readiness for his defense after he pleaded not guilty to the two count charge of murder. CP Imohimi said, “The following information on the murder that took place in Banana Island is hereby released to members of the public. Recall that on April 11, 2018, Mr. Peter Nielson alleged to have murdered his wife Mrs. Zainab Nielson and her daughter was charged to Yaba Magistrate court, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was committed to Ikoyi prison pending the report from the DPP, the autopsy report revealed that Mrs. Zainab Nielson suffered trauma as a result of the impact on her head. Secondly, the forensic experts revealed that there were blood stains from the couple’s bedroom to the kitchen; even though it was cleverly wiped from the floor, they were still able to detect it with the application of special chemical reagents. In addition, blood stains were also discovered on the wash hand basins and on the hand towel the suspect used in wiping his hands after the commission of the offense. Although it was cleverly cleaned up as well, experts were able to discover that too.”