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.
He said he is an ex-classmate of the deceased who died at the age of 24.
"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 an uproar with many calling for an investigation into her death. She was buried last week.
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