Arotile: NAF officially hands over suspects to police


By Sulyman Ruqoyah

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has officially handed over the three suspects involved in the accident that led to the death of Officer Tolulope Arotile to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Tolulope Arotile was confirmed dead on July 14 after she was hit by a car and since then investigation have been ongoing.

In a statement by Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the suspects namely Nehemiah Adejoh, Igbekele Folorunsho and Festus Gbayegun, have been handed to the police on Friday at the NAF Base in Kaduna.

While giving a brief highlight of the events that led to the death, the Commander 453 Base Services Group (453 BSG), Group Captain Hadi Ahmed, recalled how, on July, 14, 2020, at about 4:30 pm, a KIA Serento SUV, driven by Mr Adejoh, with two others as passengers, knocked down the Flying Officer while she was walking along the Air Marshal Ibrahim Alfa Road in the NAF Base Kaduna.

He explained that the three suspected persons were former schoolmates of Ms Arotile at the NAF Secondary School, Kaduna, who were in the Base to visit the wife of a serving senior officer.

He affirmed that the Air Force would provide necessary cooperation to the police in the course of its investigation.


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