Suspect Says Death Of Female NAF Helicopter Pilot, Arotile Was By Mistake, Not Intentional

By Chinenye Festus:-
The prime suspect who drove the car that killed first Nigeria’s female combat helicopter pilot Tolulope Arotile, Nehemiah Adejor told the Kaduna magistrate court yesterday that it was a mistake, and not an intentional act.
Adejoh was alleged to be the one behind the steering of the vehicle that knocked down Arotile on July 11 before she was pronounced dead at the Nigerian Air Force hospital.
While confessing to a Kaduna magistrate court on Thursday, August 20, the suspect admitted that he mistakenly ran over the deceased.
The police have charged the suspect with culpable homicide. The chief magistrate, Danjuma Hassan has ordered the suspect to be remanded in prison.
The suspect however, maintained in his statement that there was no form of premeditated plan of killing the female officer, he said that on sighting the deceased walking along the roadside at the Air Force base, he started reversing the car in order to exchange pleasantries with her, but mistakenly ran over her.
The chief magistrate, Danjuma Hassan fixed 3 October as the day for further hearing.