AROTILE: Text of NAF final report, recommendation

July 19, 2020
60 Views

Finally, the Nigerian Air Force authorities have concluded and presented the forec’s report on the killing of the first female helicopter combatant Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information Ibikunle Daramola presented the report on Sunday at a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday.

Going by the report, the killing of Arotile is a civil case, and as such the authorities will hand it over to police.

The report has also been communicated to her family.

Below is the summary:

Giving a report of a preliminary investigation carried out, the NAF spokesperson said the late Arotile met three of her former schoolmates at the Air Force Secondary School now Air Force Comprehensive School) Kaduna on the day of the unfortunate incident.

“Mr Nehemiah Adejoh, Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun, drove past her in a Kia Sorento SUV, with Registration Number AZ 478 MKA. It is noteworthy that Messrs Adejoh, Folorunsho and Gbayegun are all civilians who live outside NAF Base Kaduna, but were on their way to visit one Mrs Chioma Ugwu, wife of Squadron Leader 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 vehicle, ostensibly in an attempt to quickly meet up with the Deceased, who was walking in the opposite direction. In the process, the vehicle struck Flying Officer Arotile from the rear, knocking her down with significant force and causing her to hit her head on the pavement. The vehicle then ran over parts of her body as it veered off the road beyond the kerb and onto the pavement, causing her further injuries.”

“Arotile was rushed to NAF hospital in the base but was confirmed dead at 04:45pm.

The three ex-classmates were immediately detained and subjected to alcohol test but no such substance was found in their systems.

“It was however discovered that the driver of the vehicle, Mr Nehemiah Adejo, did not have a valid driver’s license.

“Being a civil case, the matter will 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 added.

You may be interested

I’m coming to Anambra to correct lots of ills, says Soludo
News
News

I’m coming to Anambra to correct lots of ills, says Soludo

Webby - January 23, 2022

Anambra governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, says, his coming to Anambra State as governor is to correct a lot of ills…

Top 5 most popular tribes in Africa
News
News

Top 5 most popular tribes in Africa

Webby - January 23, 2022

Africa is home to a lot of wonderful families with arranged social orders, identities, and records. Each African faction has…

Lawan orders investigation as Youths go on rampage as military kill driver
News
3 views
News
3 views

Lawan orders investigation as Youths go on rampage as military kill driver

Webby - January 23, 2022

Spread the love The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had ordered a thorough investigation into the killing of a…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.