Classmate Who ‘Killed’ Tolulope Arotile not authorised to drive – Report


  • Suspected killer who knocked down first ever combat helicopter pilot in Nigeria’s history ‘Has No Driver’s Licence’

A former classmate who allegedly “knocked down and killed” Tolulope Arotile, first female combat helicopter pilot of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) “has no driver’s licence,” a sign of authority by the Country’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Arotile, according to NAF, died from head injuries last Tuesday when she was knocked down by a car driven by her old classmate at the Artforce base, Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria.

Quoting Military sources, Lagos-Nigeria based Channels TV, reported that the classmate is a civilian who has no valid driving credentials.

The source reportedly said the driver, accompanied by friends, visited his relatives at the NAF base.

On sighting Arotile, he decided to drop off the late pilot whom he spotted on the road inside the base.

Arotile was knocked down in the process of reversing the car, the source said.

The source added that the driver and other occupants of the car have been taken into custody by NAF. Damilola Adegboye, Arotile’s immediate elder sister, had demanded a probe into her death.

According to NAF, Arotile will be buried on July 23 in Abuja with full military honours.

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