The Nigerian Air Force has disclosed that it will, on Sunday, give details of the outcome of its preliminary investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, the first female helicopter combat pilot in the country.
According to a statement credited to the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement on Saturday night, “The Nigerian Air Force will tomorrow, 19 July 2020, hold a Press Conference to give details on the outcome of its preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile which occurred on 14 July 2020."
The late young airforce personnel was said to have died as a result of head injuries sustained in a road traffic accident at the NAF base in Kaduna, on Tuesday.
The Nigeria Air Force earlier said her former late Tolulope's classmate “inadvertently hit her” when the fellow reversed the vehicle while trying to greet her around the NAF Base in Kaduna.
Reports, as monitored by Punch, reveal that NAF shas detained the the fellow and another occupant of the vehicle and investigation was ongoing.
Late Tolulope Arotile would be buried Thursday, July 23, at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, with full military honours.
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