Senior naval officer found dead in Lagos

Senior naval officer found dead in Lagos
The Fleet Commander of Western Naval Command (WNC), Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, has been found dead at his residence in Apapa, Lagos.
It is believed that Admiral Ikoli shot himself dead trigger­ing suspicion of another high profile suicide case.
Ikoli, who was Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT and later appointed into the presidential committee on the probe of arms deal, was said to have been found in a pool of his blood.
According to a naval aide to the deceased, a boy who lives with him “said he heard gunshot and when he did, he took cover. His wife is in Abuja and his chil­dren school abroad. His orderly and Naval Assistant (NA) usu­ally go after dropping him.
“The bullet hit him on the chest. Three bullets were seen in his room. No one can really tell what happened but the position he was seen suggests he might have been scared of something or someone. He was a nice and intelligent officer. He was the one who spearheaded the reno­vations at BEECROFT when he was Commander. It’s a sad news really.”
When contacted, the com­mand’s information officer, Lieutenant Commander Chinwe Umar, said the police have been invited for investigation. The Authority

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