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Tolulope Arotile Father Speaks On Their Last Moments – Mr. Akintunde Arotile

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President Buhari, Others Mourn Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s First Female Helicopter Pilot

Tolulope Arotile Father Speaks On Their Last Moments – Mr. Akintunde Arotile

The father of Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Mr. Akintunde Arotile, spoke on the last moment conversation he had with her (Tolulope Arotile), who died on Tuesday, 14 of July.

Tolulope Arotile, aged 25, died as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at NAF Base in Kaduna.

Speaking in an interview with Sahara Reporters, her devastated father said he called her on the phone on Tuesday, July 14, at about 1:00 pm on her return from an operation against bandits in Katsina State, He was informed that she had died and was in the mortuary by 5pm that evening.

Tolulope Arotile Last Conversation With Her Father.

“She told me that she will later go out to make some photocopies and I told her not to be long and to return home on time because she was staying with my first daughter in Kaduna.

Around 5:30pm, somebody called me and asked if I had called her and I said yes. The person told me to call her again which I did, but there was no response. So, I called her colleagues and they were all crying on phone. I asked what happened, they were just crying. I called one of her bosses who told me that she was in the mortuary. I was shocked because said she was somebody I spoke with four hours earlier and by 5:00pm she was in the mortuary.”  he said

Tolulope Arotile Father Speaks On Their Last Moments - Mr. Akintunde Arotile

Tolulope Arotile Father Speaks On Their Last Moments - Mr. Akintunde Arotile

The deceased father added that he had to drive to Lokoja, Kogi State, from Abuja to inform his wife about the ill-fated experience.

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Recalling the early days of Tolulope who was his fourth child, Mr. Akotile said she had always wanted to be a pilot and that he thanked God she fulfilled her dream before she died.

 

“She has not just been brilliant but wonderful. She did all her Education from kindergarten to nursery at the Air Force base and Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna. One day, when she was very small, she pointed to one small aircraft packed on the field and said one day she was going to fly that aircraft, and I said Amen.

So, from that day she started working towards getting admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. She had a degree in Mathematics and became an Air Force Cadet. From there, she was sent on several courses abroad and became a pilot. I thank God that she was able to achieve her dreams as a baby before her death” he said.

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Plateau begins trial of 300 suspected looters

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Looters

The Plateau State Government on Wednesday begun the prosecution of over 300 suspected looters and arsonists in the state.
They were accused of looting, criminal trespass and inciting public disturbance, among other charges.
The suspects, who had been in military and police detention after they were arrested in different parts of Jos and the Bukuru metropolis between Saturday and Sunday, were moved to the Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for arraignment.

The defendants were arraigned one after the other at Jebbu Bassa Area Court before several judges including Justices N S Dashe, Adar Roseline Baraje, and L B Longs as well as Lawal Sulaiman, among others.

In all the cases brought before the judges, the prosecutors from the state Ministry of Justice told the court that the accused persons committed the offences against the state and should be prosecuted according to the law.
The defence counsels, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy for the accused persons, particularly as they were first offenders.
The defence counsels also pleaded for short sentencing with an option of fine after their clients pleaded guilty to the offences.

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Nigeria Customs office adamawa Under attack by hoodlums

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Suspected Hoodlums, on Monday, looted Adamawa Custom Office, the eye witness said hoodlums where seen in their numbers breaking anything that stand in their way, carting away consumable and non-consumable items.

 

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lagos task-force arrests hoodlums cultists seize motorcycles

 

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NBC Fines Channels, AIT, Arise TV Over #EndSARS Coverage

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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has sanctioned Africa Independent Television, AIT, Arise Television, and Channels Television for what it called a gross violation of the broadcast code, top of which is the use of unverifiable online video footages on social media.

The sanction, according to the Acting Director-General of the Commission, Armstrong Idachaba, will be a fine not less than two million Naira.

He warned that this will be the last warning before a heavier sanction will be introduced.

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