- The memory of late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile has once again been immortalised
- A heroes comic book for children was launched in a bid to honour Nigeria's first female combat helicopter pilot
- The comic book series will serve as a source of inspiration to the girl-child
In a bid to honour Nigeria's first female combat helicopter pilot, late Tolulope Arotile, a comic book titled ‘Girls Can Fly’ has been launched, Channels TV reports.
Recall that the late flying officer died at the age of 24 in an accident on July 14, 2020, in Kaduna state.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar launched the Heroes Comic Series at an event organised by the Ministry of Youths and Sports in partnership with ‘I Choose Life Foundation' on Friday, October 2.
Abubakar during the launch described Arotile as a gallant officer whose heroic acts will never be forgotten.
The comic book which aims to be a source of inspiration to the girl-child is for children between the ages of 3-13.
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It was gathered that the book was written to serve as a source of encouragement to the young ones to make choices that will benefit them.
This development is coming after the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday, September 22, immortalised Arotile.
The decision of the force to give Arotile the posthumous honour was contained in a statement by the director of public relations and information of NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
Daramola said that this coincided with the commissioning of the newly renovated and remodelled Pilots’ Crew ‘Room’ at the 115 Special Operations Group (115 SOG) Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that NAF, following the funeral of Flying Officer Arotile, handed over three suspects involved in the accident that led to her death to the Nigeria Police.
The director of public relations and information in a statement revealed the names of the suspects as Nehemiah Adejoh, Igbekele Folorunsho and Festus Gbayegun.
Daramola said the suspects who were former schoolmates of late Arotile were handed to the police on Friday, July 24, at the NAF Base Kaduna.
The Commander 453 Base Services Group (453 BSG), Group Captain Hadi Ahmed, speaking about the accident recalled that the car driven by Adejoh, with the other two suspects knocked down Arotile while she was walking.
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