Nigeria: Driver who killed celebrated female helicopter pilot faces life imprisonment
Nehemiah Adejor, the man, who drove the car that killed Nigeria’s first female fighter helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, may go to jail for life.
He is to be charged for culpable homicide and criminal conspiracy in a high court but not to be punishable with death.
The other two other suspected killers who were with him in the car that hit the highly celebrated Arotile- Igbekele Folorunsho and Festus Gbayegun- were however set free by a Kaduna State Magistrate Court.
Police had concluded that , there was no premeditation in the death of Arotile at the end of their investigations but the driver and the two occupants were still found culpable of other offences. This led to their arraignment at a Magistrate Court in Kaduna, northern Nigeria.
Arotile died on July 14, 2020 from head injuries sustained when she was allegedly knocked down by a car driven by Adejoh, her former classmate, at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna.