The horrible death of a young flying officer, Tolulope Arotile may likely not go the way of other several deaths of innocent Nigerians going by the recent revelation from the Nigerian Air Force.
In a statement released by the NAF Director of Public Relation and information, Ibikunle Daramola on Sunday, the driver who reportedly nocked down the young combat helicopter pilot is her ex-classmate and has been identified.
Digging deeper into his Facebook account, it was discovered that the young man is a devout Christian and chorister at the Chapel of Redemption Church, Mando, Kaduna.
He had his secondary education at Airforce secondary school, Kaduna and completed it in 2012. He is currently residing in Afaka in the same City.
A fan of Liverpool football club, Nehemiah has been an old time friend of the deceased right from secondary school. Report had it that there were three of them named Igbekele Folorunsho, Festus Gbayegun and Adejoh who were closed friends with Tolulope at the Airforce secondary school.
In Daramola's explanation, it was discovered that the three friends who drove in Kia Sorento SUV with registration number AZ 478 MKA had actually passed her while walking on the other side of the road.
After the three friends recognised her as their former classmate, they agreed to register their presence with her. Adejoh who actually drove the car decided to reverse and catch up with her, but in the process of speedy reversing, he unknowingly knocked her down.
The three friends were not officers of the force but civilians who reside outside the Airforce base. They were actually going to visit one Mrs Chioma Ugwu who is wife of a squadron leader, Chukwuemeka Ugwu that resides in Ekagbo Quarters at the Airforce base.
The vehicle was said to have brushed her by the side which threw her off the road and landed on a hard pavement that led to her severe injury.
Adejoh had recently lost his father and was buried in May this year.
The revelation about his discovery and arrest is expected to clear the cloud of controversy that surrounds the death of the 23 years old Tolulope Arotile whose death has been shaking the nation since last week Tuesday.
According to her immediate elder sister, Mrs Damilola Adegboye who spoke with vanguard newspaper correspondent, there is more to her death than mere accident.
The sister who noted that they were both together on the sad day confirmed that Tolulope received a call and from the tone of the conversation, she noticed that it was her senior officer that was inviting her over.
Reluctantly, she left the house for the place only to later read on social media that she had been killed.
She was not convinced by the explanation into the incident and she is expecting a thorough investigation into the matter. Several Nigerians are also blowing hot over the circumstance that surrounds tolulope's death.
Until the incident, she was the first and only female combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria. She was considered to be the pride of nation and embodiment of inspiration to the youths.
She was indeed, the Williams Shakespeare's description of a good actress who quit the stage when her ovation is loud.
She will be buried on July 23 with full military honour at the national cemetery, Abuja.
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