Rear Admiral Teikumo Ikoli has been found dead in his Lagos home, Wednesday. Until his death, he was the Fleet Commander of the Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy.
Lt.-Cdr. Chinwe Umar, Spokesperson for the Western Naval Command who confirmed the development in a statement also said the cause of Ikoli’s death was not known. However the statement said investigation has commenced.
“In the early hours of Wednesday April 5, 2017, gunshots were heard in the vicinity where Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli resides in Apapa, Lagos.
“When his room was opened, he was found dead,’’ naval spokesperson Chinwe Umar said .
The statement disclosed that the police have been invited for investigation into how the naval chief died The command pldeged that more “updates would be given when the situation is clearer.’’
Reports said Ikoli was Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT ,he was later appointed into the Presidential Committee on the probe of arms deal. That appointed preceded his emergence as Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command.