Why kill Alizee?

This is the question the Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere will try to answer at the murder trial of musician, Alizee, which has been scheduled to commence on October 8, 2018.

The Police in its report believe that Alizee's Danish husband, Peter Nielsen Schau killed her and their 4 year old daughter Petra at their Banana Island residence in Lagos.

Nielsen faces two counts of murder for their deaths.


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Nielsen maintains his innocence, and his lawyer, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Supo Shasore in his submission said that a DNA of his blood sample should be taken to ensure that it was in fact his blood found at the crime scene.

Popular human rights advocate Dr Joe Odumakin had earlier led a protest to demand a speedy trial as the family of Alizee complained that the accused was getting ‘VIP’ treatment in detention.

Alizee whose real name is Zainab Ali-Nielsen was signed to an indie label, Petra Entertainment, based in Malaysia, and had been married to Nielsen for five years.