Few weeks after Nigeria lost its first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile to the cold hands of death, it has been gathered that the suspected killers of the flying officer has gained their freedom.
According to the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, read in the open court, there is no premeditation in the death of the Flying Officer Arotile, but there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the 1st suspect, Nehemiah Adejor for culpable homicide not punishable with death.
It was a huge sigh of relief for friends and relations as 2 of the 3 suspected killers of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, were set free by the Kaduna State Magistrate Court 1.
Folorunsho Igbekele Faith and Gbayegun Deji who were passengers in the vehicle that was driven by Nehemiah were released. When the case came up at the Magistrate Court 1 on Thursday, the prosecution Counsel, DSP Martins D. Leo, prayed the Court to discharge the 2nd and 3rd suspects, as their investigation did not find them wanting.
Magistrate Benjamin Hassan had discharged 2nd and 3rd suspects, Folorunsho Igbekele Faith and Gbayegun Deji, based on the Police investigation, which did not find them wanting and the legal advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecution Bayero Dari Esq, that they have no case to answer.
However, the first suspect, Nehemiah Adejor who drove the car that killed Arotile has been arraigned at the State High Court for culpable homicide not punishable with death on the 3rd of September, 2020.