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The Court Sets a Date For Judgment In The Case Of A Danish Man Accused Of Murdering His Wife And Daughter



The case against a Danish man, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his Nigerian wife and daughter will be heard by the Lagos High Court on May 6 at Tafawa Balewa Square.

After the lawyers in the case adopted their final written addresses, Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile set the date.

The state has charged the defendant with two counts of murder in violation of Section 223 of the Lagos Criminal Laws of 2015.

On April 5, 2018, at around 3.45 a.m., the defendant, 53, reportedly killed his Nigerian musician wife, Zainab also known as Alizee, and his daughter at their Banana Island apartment in the Ikoyi district of Lagos, according to the state.

The foreigner, on the other hand, entered a not guilty plea to the charge.

The defence lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olasupo Shasore, moved the last written statement during the case’s resumed hearing on Tuesday, asking the court to acquit and dismiss his client.

Shasore filed two problems for the court’s consideration, one of which he claims concerns the defendant’s right to a fair trial.

He highlighted a court decision dated July 19, 2021, in which the judge denied an appeal to have Peter Nielsen, the man suspected of killing his Nigerian wife and daughter, removed from the murder trial.

Shasore had asked the court for the production of an exhibit, the nightgown the deceased wore the night she was killed, in that application. He requested that the exhibit be made available for DNA testing.

Shasore further claimed that he had requested a search of the court’s records, but that the exhibit could not be retrieved owing to the court’s burning on October 21, 2020, during the #ENDSARS saga.

He argued at the time that because the exhibit was missing, the defendant would not receive substantial justice in the absence of the exhibit.

“We had no idea that exhibit PWN would not be found when we submitted our application.” The defendant’s constitutional rights have been violated in the absence of exhibit PWN. “In addition, the court has been denied the opportunity to analyze PWN,” the SAN added.

“The DNA analysis was generated from this PWN, which is the nightgown the deceased was wearing at the time of her death. “In his testimony, the prosecution’s expert witness relied his whole evidence on PWN,” Shasore added.

The submission, albeit clever, was deemed premature by Justice Okikiolu-Ighile.

The judge ruled that both the prosecution and the defense had called witnesses and presented exhibits that were not based on the exhibit in question.

“As a result, when all of the information has been presented and final written addresses have been accepted, the court will examine the totality of all of the material before it.”

The judge ruled that “the submission of the learned silk is premature,” and that “the application sought and the concomitant remedies are hereby dismissed.”

The SAN remarked that the presumption that there was an eye witness, the second objection presented by the defense counsel, was a critical point.

“We encourage your Lordship to consider all of the defense’s submissions on all of the state’s evidence that was not produced, as well as the DNA testing that was obtained but not produced.”

He insisted, “We have a reasonable doubt in favor of the defendant’s innocence.”


“I encourage the court to accept our position, and your Lordship should acquit and dismiss the offender after four years in custody so that he can properly mourn his wife and daughter.”


“We submit that there was no eye witness,” he added. “The so-called eye witness indicated she was behind the children’s door, which is nearly impossible to see the Master’s bedroom from behind the children’s door.”

“We have reacted to all the issues brought by the defense, including the two points highlighted by the learned senior counsel, the eye witness PW6 and the circumstantial evidence placed before your Lordship,” Adebayo Haroun, the Lagos State Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, said in his response.

“The prosecution has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Peter Nielsen killed Zainab Nielsen and Petra Nielsen on April 5, 2018.” “My Lordship, we have nothing further to add to the final written address; we urge your Lordship to find the defendant guilty as charged,” he said.

The court was then delayed until May 6.


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Don’t accept wike’s deceptive Financial bribe- IPOB warns IMO communities




The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has warned the people of Ohaji Local Government Area of Imo State against ceding their land to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.

IPOB cautioned the people of Ohaji against accepting Wike’s alleged satanic and deceptive financial inducement.

Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, issued the warning in reaction to an alleged illegal and undocumented ceding of communities in Ohaji Local Government Area to Wike.

Powerful warned that ceding their communities to Wike would affect their children’s future; hence such a deceptive move should be rejected.

He urged the communities to treat whoever is persuading them to change their state of origin as a criminal.

Powerful noted that accepting to change their state of origin for the sake of N150,000 monthly is evil.

A statement by Powerful reads partly: “Following an illegal undocumented treaty to cede communities of Ohaji Egbema LGA from Imo State to Rivers State via a crooked financial inducement by current Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

“We the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to warn that such project is called to a halt to avert inevitable consequences.

“We suggest to the communities that fall into this deceptive venture masterminded by Nyesom Wike to retrace their steps, considering that this singular act could attract futuristic destructive effects.

“IPOB was intimated with the information regarding Governor Wike’s plan, which includes conditional future promises and haven gone through these moves realized that Wike will abandon them in future because governor Wike cannot be in charge of Rivers State beyond his tenor as a current Governor.

“It is a known fact that the Imo State government failed in their obligations as it concerns the predicaments they are facing in that area, but they must forget Wike with his satanic offer. Wike’s deceptive offer would harm them and their children in the future as such may not be sustainable by successive governments. Moreover, the Biafra restoration approaches hastily.

“IPOB is advising them to retrace their steps and watch what God Almighty has in stock for them; changing God Almighty’s plans for children will harm the communities in the future, for God to have placed you where you are today does not mean that he has abandoned you.

“The communities or anybody persuading them to change their State of origin identity and be acquired like slaves with cash value of N150 (One Hundred and Fifty Naira Only) is evil and must be treated as criminal because we don’t see where old men and women, youths and educated people would allow such an undocumented territorial treaty due to hunger and abandonment.”

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2023 elections: Pastor David Ibiyeomie tells Nigerians who to vote



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Pastor David Ibiyeomieof Salvation Ministries has addressed Nigerians on those to vote ahead of the 2023 general elections

Ibiyeomie urged Nigerians to vote for politicians with a vision for the country and not a politician.

He gave the remark while addressing his members at the church’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Pastor David Ibiyeomie noted that anyone who collects money to vote in the forthcoming election sold their conscience, stressing that electorates should vote for a statesman.

According to Ibiyeomie: “If you take money to vote, then you have sold your conscience. When we are shouting, you people will say I don’t shout. I am shouting now. Don’t collect bribes to vote, vote for your conscience.

“Don’t vote party again in Nigeria; vote for someone who has a vision. Nigeria is in the woods; she needs someone who has a vision.

“No politician should be voted; vote for a statesman instead. A statesman thinks of the next generation, a politician thinks only of the 2023 general elections.”

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Interpol arrests three Nigerians for international scam




The International Police (INTERPOL) has arrested three Nigerians over alleged global scam.

The trio were arrested in a sting operation conducted simultaneously in a Lagos suburb, Ajegunle and in Benin City, 300 km to the East of the commercial capital.

One of the scammers, Hendrix Omorume has been charged and convicted and now faces a 12-month prison sentence.

The three men, aged between 31 and 38, were each arrested in possession of fake documents, including fraudulent invoices and forged official letters.

The investigation was conducted in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The operation is part of a global operation codenamed “Killer Bee” involving INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) and law enforcement in 11 countries across Southeast Asia.

According to INTERPOL’s Director of Cybercrime, Craig Jones, the organisation had “to alert Nigeria to a serious security threat where millions could have been lost without swift police action.”

The laptops and mobile phones seized by EFCC during the arrests, were examined by the INTERPOL to help confirm the systematic use of “Agent Tesla” malware to access business computers and divert monetary transactions to their own accounts.

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