- Following the death of Nigerian singer, Alizee, her father has come out to speak on yhe issue
- According to him, she was physically abused constantly by her husband
- He also revealed that she was beaten into a coma in 2017
Earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how a Nigerian singer, Ali Zainab popularly known as Alizee, was killed together with her 4-year-old daughter by her Danish husband, Peter Nielssen.
Following his arrests and official statement by her record label, members of her family have come out to speak on the issue, revealing details about the doomed marriage of Alizee and her husband.
Father of the deceased, Ali Madaki, has come out to speak on the issue. He revealed that the Danish man had been of good character for over seven years that he knew him. Speaking with National Daily, he had this to say:
"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.”
He further 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.
Alizee’s father said, “I don’t know if he has a history of being an alcoholic or drug addict. She once came back to our house in Abuja after being battered by her husband. She was there for almost a month. The man came and started begging that he was drunk. He said he consumed too much alcohol on the fateful day he beat her.Since they had been together for a while and he had never misbehaved, I accepted his plea and allowed Alizee to return to Lagos.”
Recall the younger sister to the deceased, Gift Madaki was said to be in the house as at the time of the murder. She recently gave her own account of how it happened. According to her, she heard her sister scream for help moments before she died.
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