Nehemiah Adejoh says killing Arotile Tolulope wasn’t intentional
The arrested suspect, Nehemiah Adejoh, who drove the car that killed Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile has says he never had it in mind to terminate the life the flying officer.
The suspect who was at the magistrate court siting in kaduna on Thursday, August 20, said that he mistakenly ran over the deceased and it was never a planned occurrence.
Adejoh was reportedly said to have been the one handling the steering of the vehicle that knocked down Arotile on July 11 before she was pronounced dead at the Nigerian Air Force hospital.
He, however, during his cautionary statement rejected the opinion that he had fore plan to kill her.
He explained 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 police have charged the suspect with culpable homicide. The chief magistrate, Danjuma Hassan has ordered the suspect to be remanded in prison.
October 3 had been fixed by the Judge for further hearing.
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