Nigeria’s first female flying officer, Tolulope Arotile, has been laid to rest at the military cemetery in Abuja, amid tears.
The 24-year-old flying officer was recently hit by a car driven by an ex-classmate in Kaduna and she died after sustaining head injuries.
Present during the burial was the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadique; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his wife; the House Committee Chairman on Air Force, Bala Ib’n Nalla and the family members of the deceased.
Until her death, Arotile was the first female combat helicopter pilot of NAF.
NAF investigation had revealed that the deceased ex-classmate, Nehemiah Adejoh had no valid driver’s licence when the incident happened.