Nigerians continue to mourn the demise of Nigeria's first-ever female combat helicopter pilot in the Nigerian Air Force, Tolulope Arotile.
On the completion of her course at the Starlite International Training Academy, South Africa, Tolulope made broke record on the 15th of October, 2019 when she was commissioned as the first combat helicopter pilot in the Air Force following.
She however lost her life to a fatal road accident from which she died of head injuries.
Tolulope's father Engineer Akintude Arotile recently retired from the Transmission Company of Nigeria granted an interview recently.
Her father granted an interview to Gbenga Odogun where he disclosed that it was Tolulope's dream since she was a child to fly aircrafts, a dream she pursued till it came reality.
Describing his last encounter with her, he stated that he spoke to her at 1pm on that day but by 5pm, he got a call informing him of his daughter's death, "one of her bosses who told me that she was in the mortuary" he said.
Narrating how he broke the news to Tolulope's mother he said, "I had to drive to Lokoja from Abuja to enable me to inform her mother physically because I could not break such news on the phone."
He further added what he saw when he got to her mother was, he said, "When I got there, she had gone to the prayer mountain. She came back at 8.30pm and I told her what I heard, but had not confirmed"
May Tolulope's soul Rest in peace.
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