Ibikunle Daramola, the Nigeria Air Force, NAF, Public Relations Director told Newsmen at a briefing today in Abuja.
Daramola said the name of the ex-classmate was Mr Nehemiah Adejoh” and that the Nigeria Police Force would handle the matter since it is civil.
He also added that the bereaved family of the Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot have been briefed on the circumstances leading to her death.
Going further, Daramola said the late female combat pilot met her three former Air Force Secondary School now Air Force Comprehensive School, Kaduna classmates on the day she died.
The Public Relations Director said the three former classmates named Mr Nehemiah Adejoh, Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun, drove past her in a Kia Sorento SUV, with Registration Number AZ 478 MKA.
That the trio who were civilians, live outside NAF Base Kaduna, were going to visit wife of Squadron Leader, Chukwuemeka Ugwu's wife, who lives at Ekagbo Quarters on the Base.
"The trio after passing Arotile, reversed the vehicle in an attempt to quickly meet up with her, who was walking in opposite direction. It was during that process, the vehicle hit her down from the rear, causing her to hit her head on the pavement" Daramola said.
The vehicle was said to have 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 said to have been rushed to the base NAF hospital and was confirmed dead at 04:45pm, adding that the three ex-classmates were detained immediately and even subjected to alcohol test