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Arotile: Why We Think NAF ‘Lied’ About Her Death – Afenifere

How Ex-Classmate’s Car Killed Tolulope Arotile - NAF

An investigation into the death of Tolulope Arotile, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) pilot has been called for by Afenifere, Yoruba Pan-African group.

Recall NaijaNews reported the death of Tolu, 24 yesterday after she was killed in what was described as a freak accident.

Tolu was Nigeria’s first female combatant pilot.

NAF had explained that she died “when she was inadvertently hit by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force Secondary School classmate while trying to greet her”.

But Afenifere, through its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, in a rejoinder said NAF “spewed some untruth” in saying that Tolu died “as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at the NAF Base Kaduna.‬”

“It was only eyewitness accounts that unofficially released that it was a colleague of hers who reversed his car to knock her down on the road.”

However, the group referred to unofficial accounts of the story that she died after she was knocked down, after she got back from a combat operation.

Afenifere declared that it does not accept that her death was an accident “until the report of a coroner says how she died and how a supposed attempt to stop and greet could come with a death impact”.

The group further noted that the colleague who actually wanted to greet her, but killed her mistakenly should be thoroughly investigated.

Afenifere sympathized with the grieving family “who have been thrown into deep mourning following the killing of their daughter not in combat but within the barracks.”

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