NAF Reveals Driver Who Hit Arotile, Hands Case Over To Police
The Nigerian Air Force yesterday gave the name of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile’s former classmate who drove the vehicle that knocked her down as Mr Nehemiah Adojeh.
NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, revealed this in Abuja during a press conference on the findings of a preliminary investigation into the death of the Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot.
He said the driver who hit late Arotile was with other two former secondary school classmates identified as Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun.
Daramola said being a civil case, the matter would be handed over to the Nigeria Police with a view to further investigating and charging the suspects to court in accordance with extant laws.
He said NAF, being a highly professional and disciplined organization, would not join issues with any individuals or groups regarding the spurious allegations of ‘foul play’ espoused in some quarters.
He said the preliminary investigation concluded that Arotile’s death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head and significant bleeding resulting from being struck by a vehicle.