Nigerian Navy Admiral found dead in his home

Nigerian Navy
Nigerian Navy

The Fleet Commander of the Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, Teikumo Ikoli, was on Wednesday found dead in his Lagos home.

The spokesperson for the Western Naval Command, Chinwe Umar, said in a statement that the cause of Ikoli’s death had not been known, but investigation was going on.

“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,’’ 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 clearer.’’

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 Command.

(NAN)


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  • Precious Onaimo

    Where were his security outfit? Your principal murdered in cold blood! After the Nigerian state has invested so much in him, for some weird reasons one trigger happy nitwit will just end his life. Fish out these scumbags fast too.

    • Julius

      True but lets wait. It looks like suicide but on the other hands, this is Naija where you can’t be sure of anything. May his soul rest in peace.What a loss to the Navy and the Country.

      • danladi

        “shots fired” suicide will be “a gunshot” heard!

        • Sheyin Daria

          The last shot may have been the one that hit the target.

          • danladi

            kwat! a trained officer will require several shots to commit suicide?

          • Sheyin Daria

            Anything can happen. Leave , nerves are involved, moreover, I have never heard of one who was trained to commit suicide!

          • Julius

            Gbam !

          • Otile

            Where have you been? Have you not heard of good suicide bombers operating in the North East? Nowadays when they carry out attacks they alone die. Do you believe they trained themselves?

          • Julius

            No, you trained them.

          • Otile

            I know you will defend the Islamic terrorist till then end.

          • Julius

            why would I do that ? have you ever read me defending them ?. Oh wait, you gonna make that up anyway. Its the miserable way you live your worthless life. It’s the fact free living.

          • Julius

            Retard, saying you trained them is defending them ? I thought you are a grammar expect..intellectual moron !

          • Sheyin Daria

            Bros you just validated my point. A suicide bombers objective is to take as many lives as much as possible, despite the theory of execution has never had a shot at practice leading to blowing himself up with out any other casualties involved.

          • danladi

            Sheyin, please read the story carefully and then my initial post. Then reflect on the discrepancies thereof!

        • Julius

          I guess you don’t know that you can also fire a gun for a suicide ! Right ?

          • Mufu Ola

            Some commentators are “dindinrins”!

          • Julius

            Abi ooo. It’s the internet after all. No mind dem jare !

          • danladi

            Julius, read the story first, then you will appreciate what i am pointing out in my initial comment.

          • Julius

            Got ya !. All I was saying was that you can’t be so sure of anything in our Dear country.

    • Mufu Ola

      Was he murdered? Are u so empty minded? Where was it stated he was murdered? Were his security details supposed to be sleeping with him in his bedroom?

      • Onaimo Precious

        Mufu, your attack on my person totally defeated your intended contribution to the subject matter. Some other times provide arguments to debunk my suggestions or just pass over the news piece like any mature minded person will do

  • International games

    Why is this not on the news now? What kind of journalism is PT conducting? How can the Military give journalists nonsense reports and they publish it?
    If a whole Naval Chief was “found dead” AFTER “gunshots” were heard, shouldn’t reporters be all over the story?

  • MammanJiyaVatsa

    Nigeria is frustrating to live in, simple….. didn’t a Medical Doctor Jumped off the bridge the other day in Lagos ?
    It`s just a sign of how frustrated the accomplished too can get, even with all their live accomplishments, it get`s to a stage that the mind, soul and body cannot take it anymore.

    Church or Mosque going isn`t the solution to Nigeria`s problems, we Nigerians are the architect and vector of our problems – Period !