by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The three suspected killers of late Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile, have been arranged before a Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kaduna, by the Nigerian Police.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Mohammed Jalige, stated this in a telephone conversation with journalists in Kaduna on Tuesday.
According to Jalige, the three suspects, namely, Mr. Nehemiah Adejoh, Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun, were being investigated for criminal offences of culpable homicide and traffic offense.
The police ASP said investigation into the traffic offences has been concluded and the suspects were subsequently charged before the Chief Magistrate.
He said when investigation is concluded into the culpable homicide, the three accused will be charged before the appropriate court.
The Chief Magistrate, Emmanuel Benjamin, after hearing the bail applications from Counsels to the Defendants, granted Mr. Nehemiah Adejoh bail for N1 million and a surety to the same amount, while Mr Igbekele Folorunsho and Mr Festus Gbayegun were granted bail to the sum of N500,000 each. The matter was adjourned to 24th and 26th August for hearing.
It would be recalled that, late Flying Officer Arotile was confirmed dead by the on-call doctor at the 461 NAF Hospital at about 4.45pm on July 14, 2020, as a result of the head injuries she sustained.