Why we didn’t do an autopsy on Arotile – NAF
An autopsy was not carried out on Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile because the circumstances of her death were clear, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said.
NAF spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said on Friday during an appearance
on Channels Television’s breakfast show ‘Sunrise Daily’ that the bereaved family also did not demand an autopsy.
“On autopsy or otherwise that would have been initiated by the family but based on discussions with them
and the fact that witnesses were there at the time she was taken to the Nigerian Air Force hospital in Kaduna,
there were no doubts as to the cause of death which was a head injury because of blunt force trauma
caused by the vehicle hitting her from the rear.
“So, in consultation with her family, her father, Akintunde Arotile, said they wanted closure on this matter
and that he was comfortable with the Nigerian Air Force’s investigation which is also being transferred to the police.
“We didn’t do an autopsy because the family didn’t request for it.
The cause of death was already known based on the investigation and they took her to the hospital and they made the confirmation.
There were no doubts in that regard and there was no request from the family for that specifically.
No autopsy was done.”
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