The housekeeper of Peter Nielsen, the Danish national accused of butchering his Nigerian wife, Zainab, in their Lekki home in Lagos, has said she did not witness any violence.
Evelyn Gimba said this at the continuation of the trial of Peter Nielsen, who was charged with the murder of his Nigerian wife, Zainab, and the daughter, Petra, at Igbosere High Court, Lagos.
Gimba said this while giving evidence as the second prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the Danish national at the court.
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Mr Nelson, 53, who was arraigned on June 13 and has since been remanded in prison, is standing trial on a two-count bordering on murder.
At the resumed trial of the case on Tuesday, the housekeeper while being cross-examined by the defence counsel, Olasupo Shasore, said:
”I never witnessed any violence between my madam (deceased) and the husband (defendant).
“They were always happy and I never saw Peter (defendant) in a drunken state.”
Gimba told the court that on the day of the incident she did not hear any noise before getting up at 6.00 am to resume her duties.
She said she was unable to open the door leading to the kitchen which she usually open to start her duties.
“I tried to open the door leading to the kitchen but it didn’t open so I went downstairs to the parlour.
“I called one of the children’s number but it was switched off, I knocked at the door several times before it was opened for me.
“I then asked the girl that opened the door what type of sleep she was still sleeping up to that time.
“The girl then told me that my madam and her husband were fighting the previous night, I saw little bruises on the defendant’s forehead and hand when he came out from his room.
“I went to the children’s room for my duties and then l heard Peter shouting from the kitchen, ‘Jesus’.