Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has said that the death of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s First female combat helicopter pilot, looks suspicious and must be investigated.
Recall that the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) had announced that Arotile died from a road crash. The force said the late combat pilot was hit with a car driven by her ex-classmate
Tolulope Arotile died at age 24 as a result of head injuries she sustained from the accident, which happened at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna state.
But in a series of tweets on his Twitter Page on Saturday, Fani-Kayode said the young lady’s death was suspicious and urged the Federal Government to properly investigate her death.
He, however, said the death of such a promising, young girl has exposed the nation as a country that never values the lives of its citizens, especially, the best and exceptional citizens.
He wrote: “The death of the highly celebrated 23-year-old helicopter pilot, Tolu Arotile, is sad & tragic. She was courageous & formidable in battle, doing much harm to BH. The idea that she was killed by being knocked down on the Airforce Base by her best friend’s car is nonsensical.
“Who is this best friend & what is his/her name? I suspect that Tolu was murdered & the truth is bring covered up. I urge the Chief of Air Staff to investigate this matter thoroughly. So much is being read into it &it does not augur well for the reputation of the Air Force.
“Justice must be done. May Tolu’s soul rest in peace and may the Lord comfort her parents and family.”
The death of the highly celebrated 23 year old helicopter pilot, Tolu Arotile, is sad & tragic. She was courageous & formidable in battle, doing much harm to BH. The idea that she was killed by being knocked down on the Airforce Base by her best friends car is nonsensical… 1/3
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) July 18, 2020