The family of the late first Nigerian female combat pilot, Tolulope Arotile on Thursday, rejected the accident theory of the Nigerian Air Force as the cause of the death, calling for a probe.
The late combat pilot died on Tuesday at the age of 24 after a car that was reversing hit her.
Tolulope’s elder sister, Damilola Adegboye, told journalists on Thursday that the family was devastated by her untimely death and had been wondering how a car that was reversing could kill her.
“We are not convinced that Tolu can die like that in a freak accident. I know that the military is well trained in the art of investigation; we want them to carry out a thorough investigation that can convince us beyond all doubts that the incident that led to her death was the truth,” she added.
She said the day the late combat pilot died, she was in the room where she was sleeping.
Adegboye said, “A call came into her mobile phone; from the way she spoke, I knew that the caller must be a senior officer telling her to come to the air force base. She was reluctant and I offered to drop her off.
“One hour later, I saw it online that something serious had happened to her. I couldn’t believe that somebody I just dropped off is dead.”