#Roommates, we are sad to report that Nigerian singer Alizee Nielsen and her 4-year-old daughter were tragically killed.
According to The Guardian, their bodies were found in their Banana Island home in Lagos yesterday, and Alizee’s husband (a Danish citizen living in Nigeria) was arrested and accused of taking both of their lives.
Lagos State Police confirmed that he is now in police custody and an investigation has begun. “The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered the arrest of the suspect and he is in police custody. It is pre-emptive now to ascertain the cause of the incident,” public relations officer, SP Chike Oti, said in a statement. “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.”
Alizee was just 29 years old.
Her management, Petra Entertainment, released the following statement in response to the sad news:
“While we exercise restraint in making public comments on the circumstances surrounding the demise of Alizee and her daughter, – in order not to prejudices on-going police investigations – it has become important to correct some misinformation presently circulating in the media space. In this regard, we state that the husband of the late Nielsen Zainab Joy who is also the father of the late Nielsen Petra is Nielsen Peter Schau. Nielsen Peter Schau is a Danish citizen and not an Italian or Asian as has been reported by several media outlets.”
“We call all law enforcement agencies to speedily unravel the circumstances surrounding the demise of these vibrant Nigerians and bring all complicit persons and/or entities to justice. In the light of reports suggesting that Alizee’s husband may be under Police investigation in connection with these painful deaths, We particularly call on the Nigerian immigration Services to remain vigilant at this time and urge the cooperation of all foreign missions in the country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the relatives of the late Zainab and Petra.”
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