The Nigerian Air Drive has named “Mr Nehemiah Adejoh” as the motive force of the automobile which killed late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
The case has now been handed over to the Nigeria Police Drive being a civil case.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, Ibikunle Daramola, made this identified on Sunday at a just-ended briefing in Abuja.
The NAF spokesperson, whereas giving the report of a preliminary investigation carried out, stated the late Arotile met three of her former schoolmates on the Air Drive Secondary College now Air Drive Complete College) Kaduna on the day of the unlucky incident.
He stated, “Mr Nehemiah Adejoh, Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun, drove previous her in a Kia Sorento SUV, with Registration Quantity AZ 478 MKA. It’s noteworthy that Messrs Adejoh, Folorunsho and Gbayegun are all civilians who reside outdoors NAF Base Kaduna, however had been on their option to go to one Mrs Chioma Ugwu, spouse of Squadron Chief Chukwuemeka Ugwu, who lives at Ekagbo Quarters on the Base.
“Upon recognising their schoolmate, Arotile, after passing her, Mr Adejoh, who was driving, reversed the automobile, ostensibly in an try to rapidly meet up with the Deceased, who was strolling in the other way. Within the course of, the automobile struck Flying Officer Arotile from the rear, knocking her down with important pressure and inflicting her to hit her head on the pavement. The automobile then ran over components of her physique because it veered off the street past the curb and onto the pavement, inflicting her additional accidents.”
Daramola stated Arotile was rushed to NAF hospital within the base however was confirmed lifeless at 04:45 pm.
He defined that the three ex-classmates had been instantly detained and subjected to alcohol take a look at however no such substance was discovered of their techniques.
“It was nonetheless found that the motive force of the automobile, Mr. Nehemiah Adejo, didn’t have a sound driver’s license.
“Being a civil case, the matter can be handed over to the Nigeria Police with a view to additional investigating and charging the suspects to courtroom in accordance with extant legal guidelines,” he added.
The NAF spokesperson, nonetheless, confirmed that the small print of the 24-year-old pilot have been communicated to her household who continues to be mourning.