Driver Who Killed Nigeria’s First Female Combat Pilot Had No Licence – Report


The civilian driver, who killed Nigeria’s first female combat pilot, Tolulope Arotile, had no valid driving licence.

Quoting anonymous military sources on Saturday, Channels Television reported that the civilian driver, accompanied by his friends, visited his relations at the Airforce base located in Mando area of Kaduna metropolis on the day of the incident.

It added that upon interrogation, the driver and former classmate, who is now in custody with another occupant of the vehicle, it was discovered that he has no valid driver’s licence.

Meanwhile, Arotile would be buried Thursday, July 23, at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja, with full military honours, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, has said

Arotile, from Kogi State, was a member of the Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 64.

She was a squadron leader in Operation Gama Aiki in Minna, Niger State.

The air force had 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.”

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