By Elohor Igbru
A day after her burial with full military honours at the National Military Cemetery Abuja, the Nigerian Air Force ( NAF) has handed over three suspects who were allegedly involved in the accident that led to the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile to the Nigeria Police in Kaduna for Investigation and prosecution.
The journey to infamy began in the afternoon of July 14, 2020 for Mr Nehemiah Adejoh, Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun, former classmates of the late Arotile at the Air Force Secondary School Kaduna when in a freak accident, the vehicle they were traveling in collided with and killed the celebrated pilot.
It was a gloomy ceremony, not just for the NAF but also the suspects as they were moved to the scene of the accident to demonstrate how the accident occured along Air Marshal Ibrahim Alfa road inside the NAF Base Kaduna.
The KIA Sorento SUV with Registration Number AZ 478 MKA (Kaduna), allegedly driven by Mr Adejoh, with the two others as passengers was a testimony to an accident which has broken the hearts of a nation.
At the rear was a dent, allegedly made by the impact on the late pilot as she was thrown on a culvert hitting her head in the process and eventually dying of the injuries to the head.
The Commander 453 Base Services Group (453 BSG), Group Captain Hadi Ahmed, while handing over the suspects to the Nigeria Police said the NAF would continue to provide all necessary support to the police to ensure the investigation is carried out to a logical conclusion.