Mr Ali Madaki, the father of late musician, Zainab Ali-Nielsen aka Alizee, who was allegedly murdered by her Danish husband, Peter Nielsen, has given some insight about the marital life of the couple revealing how her daughter have been enduring domestic violence.
Recall that Alizee, 37, and daughter, Petra, 4, were found dead in the kitchen of their Banana Island home on Thursday.
The father said:
“I have known my late daughter ’s husband for over seven years now. At the outset , he was of good character but last year , he started fighting his wife . Last November , a case was reported at the police station when he beat her to a coma . He then wrote an undertaking that he would never batter her again,” Madaki told The Punch.
Explaining how he got information about the incident, he said, “On Thursday morning , he called me ; I was in Abuja . Since I missed his calls , I called back and he told me he saw my daughter and granddaughter on the floor in the kitchen. I asked what went wrong; he didn ’t say a word and dropped the call . One of my two daughters staying with them called their mother and broke the news . We took the next flight to Lagos and found out she was dead truly . I didn ’t even know my grandchild was dead too . I told my daughter to get Petra for me and we should go, then she told me she was dead too . I was shocked . The husband claimed it was gas suffocation that killed them . We know that gas doesn ’t kill people that way . In the pictures , you would see bruises all over their bodies. They were strangled to death. I strongly believe he did it because their compound is highly secured . Whenever I visited them , the security operatives had to confirm my visit with them before I would be allowed in .”
The sad father however called on the government to ensure his late daughter’s husband was dealt with accordingly to serve as deterrent to other foreigners.