Arotile: Court acquits two suspects

A Chief Magistrate Court 1 in Kaduna has today discharged and acquitted two of the three suspects in the culpable homicide trial of Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.

The court decided, however, that the first suspect, Nehemiah Adejor, who drove the car that killed the Air Force Officer, is to be charged for culpable homicide and criminal conspiracy in the State High Court.

Prosecuting counsel, Martins Leo, prayed the court to discharge both the 2nd and 3rd defendants, as investigation found them to have done nothing wrong.

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Chief Magistrate Benjamin Hassan ruled that both defendants, Folorunsho Igbekele Faith and Gbayegun Deji had no case to answer.

It noted that there was no premeditation in the death of the Flying Officer Arotile, but “there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the 1st suspect, Nehemiah Adejor for culpable homicide not punishable with death.”

Recall that Arotile was killed by a vehicle driven by her secondary school mate, Nehemiah Adejor, on the 14th July, 2020.


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