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General News of Thursday, 23 July 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

UPDATE: Late Arotile finally laid to rest at military cemetery

Late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile has been finally laid to rest at the military cemetery on Airport Road amid tears and emotions.

MyNigeria.com reports that the deceased's body was brought in by an ambulance belonging to the Nigerian Air Force with registration number AF 442.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his wife; the House Committee Chairman on Air Force, Bala Ib’n Nalla and the family members of the deceased have also arrived at the cemetery.

Recall trhat the Nigerian Air Force first dropped the shocking announcement of the country’s first female combat helicopter pilot's death last week Tuesday.

Arotile was said to have died as a result of a road traffic accident at the NAF base in Kaduna State.

The air force said the female officer sustained head injuries from the accident when she was “inadvertently hit by the reversing vehicle of an excited former Air Force secondary school classmate while trying to greet her.”

NAF said Arotile was hit by an ex-classmate, Nehemiah Adejoh, who had no valid driver’s licence, noting that the matter, being a civil case, would be transferred to the Nigeria Police Force.

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