Police take over investigation of suspects linked to Arotile’s murder

Police take over investigation of suspects linked to Arotile’s murder


The Nigeria police has taken into its custody the prime suspect, Nehemiah Adejoh linked to the alleged murder of Nigeria first female combat pilot jet, Tolulope Arotile for further investigation and prosecution.


The NAF also and the two others who were with him when the vehicle reportedly hit her (Igbekele Folorunsho and Festus Gbayegun) with the Kia Sorento SUV, with number plates AZ 478 MKA that hit Arotile to the police on Friday.

The suspects had all been in the custody of NAF.

The 24-year-old flying Officer who was buried at a Cementry in Abuja on Thursday, died on July 14, at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna, when the old classmate reportedly hit her with the car.

Insinuations that an autopsy was not carried out on Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile to determine the cause of her death, had sparked spontaneous reactions by some. Nigerians


Earlier, the Nigerian Air Force came out yesterday saying the autopsy was not done because her family did not demand for one and that they wanted to move on quickly.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, stated this while speaking on a television programme in Lagos, barely 24 hours after the distinguished Arotile was buried at the National Military Cemetary, Abuja.

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The Spokesman for the NAF said further that the second factor which made autopsy unnecessary was because the circumstances surrounding her death were clear.

Daramola said the deceased’s parents were satisfied with the way the service handled the incident.

He also disclosed that the Nigerian Air Force had handed over the case file of Arotile to the police for investigation and prosecution of the prime suspect, Nehemiah Adejoh.

The NAF Spokesman said: “On the issue of autopsy or otherwise that would have been initiated by the family but based on discussions with them and the fact that witnesses were there at the time she was taken to the Nigerian Air Force hospital in Kaduna, there were no doubts as to the cause of death which was head injury as a result of blunt force trauma caused by the vehicle hitting her from the rear.


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