The family of late first female combat helicopter pilot in the history of Nigerian Air Force, Tolulope Arotile have called for an investigation into her death.
First female combat helicopter pilot in the history of Nigerian Air Force, Tolulope Arotile
Damilola Adegboye, the immediate elder sister of the late first female combat helicopter pilot in the history of Nigerian Air Force, Tolulope Arotile, has revealed that the family is not convinced Arotile died in car accident as reported.
She made the revelation in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday, while demanding thorough investigation into cause of her death.
She stated that her family is devastated by the untimely death, wondering how the reverse of a vehicle could kill a person in such manner.
Arotile reportedly died as a result of head injuries sustained after the car of a former classmate hit her when reversing at NAF Base in Kaduna State.
Her sister, Adegboye said;
"We in the family are not convinced that Tolu can just die like that in a freak accident. I know that the military is well trained in the art of investigation, we want them to carry out a thorough investigation that can convince us beyond all doubts that the incident that led to her death was real.
She revealed that on the day of the incident, Arotile and herself were in a room where she was sleeping, stressing;
A call came into her phone which she picked but from the way they spoke, I knew the caller must be a senior officer calling her to come to Airforce base. She felt reluctant and I offered to drop her off.
One hour later, I read online that something serious had happened to her. I could not believe that somebody I just dropped off is dead."
Also speaking, the mother of Arotile went down memory lane about how she gave birth to her describing her as a special child adding that fasting and prayer was her hobby.