- Gani Adams has described the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile as suspicious
- The revered Yoruba leader called on the federal government to properly investigate the matter
- Adams said the circumstances which led to the death of the 24-year old Kogi-born officer should be probed
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Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has described the death of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile as suspicious.
The respected Yoruba leader, therefore, called on the federal government to properly investigate the circumstances which led to the death of the 24-year old Kogi-born officer.
In a statement by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, Aare Adams said: “As far as I am concerned, reports of her death remained suspicious to me because her death has raised many questions.
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“How would such a promising, young girl be killed by a reversing car within the premises of the barrack? Who drove the car? What was his or her name? Where was the suspected killer at the moment? And what is the present situation? We will like to know, and that is why I am charging the International Community to investigate and look into the circumstances surrounding her death.”
On its part, the Yoruba World Congress called for a thorough and transparent investigation of the accident.
In a statement by its president, Professor Banji Akintoye, the group said: “This loss is irreparable and the grief unbearable.
“The YWC calls for a thorough and transparent investigation of the accident.”
Similarly, Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, has said that it does not accept that the tragic death of Arotile is an accident.
The group in a statement issued by Yinka Odumakin, the national publicity secretary, said it will believe that Arotile’s death was an accident when a coroner’s inquest says so.
The group is now demanding a coroner’s inquest to confirm how the 24-year-old died and how an attempted stop and greet could have a deadly impact.
A day after Arotile passed on, the Nigerian Air Force revealed the circumstances which led to her death.
A statement by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola read: “Flying Officer Arotile died on 14 July 2020 at the age of 24, 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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