Nigerian Navy Admiral Teikumo Ikoli found dead in his home
Teikumo Ikoli, the Fleet Commander of the Western Naval Command,
Nigerian Navy was on Wednesday found dead in his Lagos home.
Chinwe Umar who is the spokesperson for the Western Naval Command,
said in a statement that the cause of Ikoli’s death had not been known,
but investigation was going on.
According to sources, Ikoli usually expressed worries about the possibility
of assassins going after him as a result of his membership in the committee.
Officers who worked under the deceased have expressed shock over his
death, insisting he might have been assassinated.
In the early hours of Wednesday April 5, 2017, gunshots were heard in
the vicinity where Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli resides in Apapa,
“When his room was opened, he was found dead,’’ the naval spokesperson,
a lieutenant commander, said in the statement.
He said that the police had been invited for investigation into how the naval
chief died, adding that more “updates would be given when the situation is
Mr. Ikoli, a rear admiral, was Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS)
BEECROFT and later appointed into the Presidential Committee on the
probe of arms deal before he became Fleet Commander, Western Naval