Femi Fani-Kayode, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, has said Tolulope Arotile, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) combat pilot, who died during the week, was murdered and the truth being covered up.
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Arotile was Nigeria’s first and only female combat pilot.
NAF had stated that she was inadvertently hit by a former classmate, when the car was in reverse mode at the Air Force base in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
But the former aviation minister on Saturday, dismissed the explanation.
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He questioned why the identity of the said former classmate has not been released.
He urged the chief of air staff to investigate the matter thoroughly.
“She was courageous and formidable in battle, doing much harm to Boko Haram. The idea that she was killed by being knocked down on the Air Force Base by her best friend’s car is nonsensical.
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“Who is this best friend and what is his/her name? I suspect that Tolu was murdered & the truth is bring (sic) covered up. I urge the Chief of Air Staff to investigate this matter thoroughly,” he wrote on social media.