The deceased father, Ali Madaki, has, for the first time publicly, reacted to the tragic incident during an interview with the Punch.
According to Madaki, Alizee’s husband, Peter Nielsen, started getting violent last year, revealing that the murder suspect once beat her so much that she went into a coma last year. He subsequently signed an undertaking never to assault her again.
His words: “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.”
“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 bereaved father also said he wants justice to prevail over the gory death of his daughter and grandchild calling on the government to send a strong message to others.
“He cannot do this in our country and get away with it even though he could get away with it if he had done it in his country.
“We want our government to pass a strong message to other foreigners with this. If this happens in their country, they would surely execute the Nigerian. Our government must give justice too as they do in other countries.”