Nielsen, 53, who was arraigned on June 13 and has since been remanded in prison, is standing trial on a two-count charge of murder.
“They were always happy and I never saw Peter (defendant) in a drunken state.”
She said she was unable to open the door leading to the kitchen which she usually opened to start her duties.
“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.
“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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the housekeeper had earlier told the court during examination-in-chief that when she heard the defendant shouting, Jesus, she entered the kitchen and saw him carrying the deceased’s daughter.
NAN reports that the housekeeper gave her evidence in Hausa but was translated into English.
However, after the evidence of the witness, the defence counsel made an oral application urging the court to make the proof of evidence an actual evidence before the court.
Shasore said the statement of the witness at the police station which was attached in the proof evidence should be used to cross-examine the witness.
But the prosecutor in his response said, “we are not stopping the defence from cross-examining the witness, what we are saying is that he should tender the statement in evidence.”
The prosecutor had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 5 at 3.45 a.m. at their residence — No. 4 Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.