The Nigerian Air Power on Sunday revealed the identification of the killer of the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, The PUNCH experiences.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, Ibikunle Daramola, made this recognized at a just-ended briefing in Abuja.
Daramola gave the title of Arotile’s ex-classmate who drove the car that hit Nigeria’s first feminine fight helicopter pilot as “Mr Nehemiah Adejoh”.
The NAF spokesperson additionally stated the matter can be handed over to the Nigeria Police Power being a civil case.
He stated the small print of the 24-year-old pilot have been communicated to her household who continues to be mourning their daughter and sister.
Giving a report of a preliminary investigation carried out, the NAF spokesperson stated the late Arotile met three of her former schoolmates on the Air Power Secondary College now Air Power 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 exterior NAF Base Kaduna, however had been on their solution 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 car, ostensibly in an try to shortly meet up with the Deceased, who was strolling in the wrong way. Within the course of, the car struck Flying Officer Arotile from the rear, knocking her down with important power and inflicting her to hit her head on the pavement. The car then ran over components of her physique because it veered off the street past the kerb and onto the pavement, inflicting her additional accidents.”
Daramola stated Arotile was rushed to NAF hospital within the base however was confirmed lifeless at 04:45pm.
He defined that the three ex-classmates had been instantly detained and subjected to alcohol check however no such substance was discovered of their programs.
“It was nevertheless found that the driving force of the car, Mr Nehemiah Adejo, didn’t have a legitimate 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.