Arotile’s Death: Adegboruwa Queries ‘Inconsistencies’ In NAF’s Explanations, Asks Buhari To Suspend Burial Plans
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to suspend the burial of late military personnel, Arotile, until a thorough investigation was conducted and concluded.
“I urge the President to direct a full investigation into her death, and to suspend the burial plans until the conclusion of the investigations,” Adegboruwa stressed on Sunday in statement floated on his Facebook page.
According to Adegboruwa, ” Nigerians deserve proper investigation into the death of Arotile before burial.”
Arotile, who passed on on Tuesday, was the country’s first female combat helicopter pilot.
She died due to head injuries sustained in a road accident at Nigerian Airforce Base in Kaduna State.
The SAN faulted the information coming from NAF, adding that it was not consistent.
“The sudden death of Tolulope Arotile has caused a national mourning in this time of COVID 19 pandemic.
“It is tragic, painful and gruesome.
“The inconsistent stories emerging from the Nigerian Air Force has not helped to douse the suspicions,” he added.
Adegboruwa stressed that there was no point rushing her burial, adding that the whole picture regarding Arotile’s death must be unraveled.
“The least we expect is a proper investigation, followed with a Coroner’s Inquest, including an independent autopsy report.
“There is no point in rushing to bury her in the light of the emerging revelations,” he maintained.
The statement further reads:
“These are the questions:
- Who drove the car?
- Where did the accident happen?
- Where was Arotile going to?
- A reversing car means it had passed her, so was she trekking?
- Was she blindfolded not to see the reversing car to escape?
- Were her legs tied?
- What kind of medical treatment did she receive?
- In which hospital was she treated?
- Who called her out from her rest after a successful air combat on bandits?
- Why are there inconsistent statements from the Nigerian Air Force, being released in bits and pieces? Many more questions indeed.