Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information made this known at the briefing in Abuja today.
Daramola gave the name of Arotile's ex-classmate who drove the said vehicle that hit the Nigeria's First Female Combat helicopter pilot as "Mr. Nehemiah Adejoh"
Spokesperson of the NAF Ibikunle Daramola, also said that the matter would be handed over to the Nigeria police as the case is a civil case.
Explaining in details, the NAF spokesperson said “ 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.
Mr. Nehemiah Adejoh
“ 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 . ”
He further said that the details of the Late Arotile have been communicated to her family who are still mourning the demise of their daughter.
The Late Tolulope Arotile was a very brilliant Combat helicopter pilot Her death is a great lose to her family and the country. She had since been buried last week.
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