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General News of Friday, 24 July 2020


NAF to transfer Arotile's case, suspect to police today

The case of the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile will be handed over to the police today (Friday) for investigation and prosecution of the prime suspect, Nehemiah Adejoh, the Nigerian Air Force has said.

Recall that the deceased who died from died from loss of blood and trauma to the head at the 461 NAF Hospital, Kaduna on July 14 was buried on Tursday at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

Arotiled was reportedly knocked down by Adejoh who was driving a Kia Sorento SUV in the NAF base in Kaduna.

Reports from NAF said that she fell and hit her head on a tarmac afterwards.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Comm. Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this on a Channels television programme this morning, noted that the NAF had concluded its first level of investigation into the incident and would now present the case to the police for further investigation since it involved civilians.

According to him, the police from the Kawo Divisional Police station were involved in the case from the onset.

Daramola said, “In terms of handing over to the police, the handover will be done today ((Friday); It does not preclude further investigation by the police, they will still call all the witnesses, they would still interview everybody and also visit the crime scene.

“From the first day, the traffic officer from Kawo police station were invited, an inspector and two corporals were brought in and were able to capture crime scene evidence that was relevant.”

The driver and the other two occupants of the car, Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun, all former schoolmates of the deceased at the Air Force Secondary School (now Air Force Comprehensive School) Kaduna, were taken into custody.

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