The Nigerian Air Force has finally revealed the identity of the person who drove the car that killed Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja, Air Force Spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola gave his name as Nehemiah Adejoh.
He said he is an ex-classmate of the deceased who died at the age of 24.
His words: Mr. Nehemiah Adejoh, Mr. Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr. Festus Gbayegun, drove past her in a Kia Sorrento 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”.
He continued: “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 thenran over parts of her body as it veered off the road”.
Late Arotile’s death sparked uproar with many calling for an investigation into her death.
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