Yoruba youths query circumstances surrounding Arotile’s death, demand forensic investigation

Posted by News Express | 18 July 2020 | 820 times

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The supreme leadership of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide in affiliation with Yoruba Council of Women Worldwide and Igbimo Apapo Yoruba Lagbaye has frowned at what they called “the discreet manner of information and well-conscripted scenario” surrounding the death of Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat trained  helicopter pilot.

The group wondered why no mention was made of the name of the old time Air Force Secondary School mate with her nor was there a visible car crash or blood clothing especially looking at the scene of the accident in the Kaduna Airforce Base.

It condemned the official position of the Nigerian Airforce on th cause of Arotile’s death saying it is far from the truth. It therefore demanded for thorough investigation by  internationally-certified forensic experts.

The group, in a statement on Friday by its President, Aare Oladotun Hassan, expressed displeasure over the mysterious death of Arotile, a Yoruba descent from Ile-Ife and Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

They raised many questions that needs to be answered, asking: How did she died? Is there no medical emergency facility within the Kaduna Airforce base? At what speed kilometer per hour was the 'unknown' friend reversing the said vehicle and what type of vehicle? What is the name of the killer-friend? What part of her body was heat or smashed by the car that led to her death?

“These and many other question are begging for answers, wherein we are gravely touched by the manner of information and ancillary condolences from President Mohammadu Buhari, Senate President, Chief of Air Staff, Minister of Defence to mention a few that followed suit without none demanding for immediate autopsy, forensic investigation and arrest of the killer.

“This has increasingly raised our doubts beyond measure on who actually wanted this bright glowing flower dead by all means, having survived the most turbulent parts of the insurgency war in the North Central having wrecked spiral havoc against the dreaded boko haram bandits and terrorists.

“Considering her trained tactical etiquette in the air and having intelligently and tactically survived more dreadful moments on the war front, one could have imagined why she could be killed like a rat just like that.”

It said more questions will be asked in the coming days, promising to follow up with the investigation and furnish same to all Governors, Speakers, Political Leaders, Elders and Royal Fathers of Yoruba Land, while we shall alert the international community on this dreadful murder of an icon of the world.

“We shall hold the presidency accountable being the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to order full probe into this issue by investigators of other region aside the Northern officers, whom we perceived as conspirators in the premeditated plan.

“We call on all Yoruba to be on the red alert as Tolulope's death speaks lots of huge volumes, in as much as we know most of the leading and bright dead  officers at the battle field are from the Southern region, regrettably at the expense of the Northern interests who are hell bent to ensure our gallants men are brought home dead or buried on the battle field.

“Recently, we raised concerns when General of Yoruba descent was summarily removed as commander of Lafiya Dole over his disclosure of high-powered conspiracy to kill the his battalion due to inordinately designed misinformation and lack of weaponry to fight the Boko Haram terrorists.

“We therefore reiterate our demand on establishing the motive and remote causes that led to this fatal tragic story. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”




Source: News Express

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