The trail of Peter Nielson, husband to singer Alizee, who was allegedly murdered by him, was docked before a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere today. His trial is to begin October 8th, 2018.
Nielson is facing a two count charge of murder.
The defendant allegedly killed his wife Zainab Nielson and his daughter Petra Nielson, at their resident in Banana Island in Eti -Osa local Government of Lagos State, at about 3:45 am, at Flat 17 at Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island Ikoyi.
Nielsen, when read the charges pled not guilty to the charge against him. The Prosecutor then, asked for a trial date.
The defendant’s counsel Mr Olasupo Shasore SAN, said he was not opposing the charge but that the defence would like to carry out their own test. “We are interested in taking the blood sample of the defendant , I thought it will be better to inform this court that his blood sample would be taken for DNA, analysis” he said.
Consequently Justice Bola Okikiol-Ighile, asked the defendant if he would like to give his consent so that his blood sample can be taken for DNA test. Nielson concurred.
Shasore who was the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, also told the Court that the result of the autopsy report is out but that they are ready to proceed.
“We are interested in the autopsy report and the prosecution has assured us that we would get it in four weeks, we need to consult some of our experts for analysis, of the test as we would need it during trial” He added.
However The prosecutor told Court that there is an interim autopsy report and that It will be made available to the defence. Kazeem said: ”the blood sample of the defendant will be collected by the State Government forensic lab.”