The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will today give details of its preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
Earlier the Nigerian Air Force had in a statement signed by its Director, Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, linked the pilot’s death to a car accident at the NAF Base in Kaduna.
It was reported that Arotile was knocked down by a reversing vehicle driven by her old schoolmate who was excited to see her.
But in a separate statement, Daramola, stated that “the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) tomorrow, 19 July 2020, hold a Press Conference to give details on the outcome of its preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile which occurred on 14 July 2020.
“The event will take place at the Air Marshal MD Umar Blue Room at Headquarters NAF Abuja at 2pm. Accordingly, members of the press are please invited to cover the event”.
Meanwhile, the NAF’s spokesperson had earlier in an interview with one of the national newspapers, disclosed that two persons have been arrested for questioning over the pilot’s death. (The NATION)