Published On: Wed, Apr 5th, 2017

Confusion in naval formations in Lagos

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The entire naval formations in Lagos area were early day thrown into instant confusion over the death of its Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli.
 
Admiral Ikoli was found dead in his bed room at Tamadu Barracks, Apapa, in the wee hours of day by some naval officers.
 
The Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Apapa, were he is currently serving was thrown into shock and mourning, when the news started cumulative.
Ikoli who was recently promoted a Rear Admiral by President Mohammadu Buhari died from gun shot wound.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased had a bullet wound on his chest when his body was found.
 
There were however, conflicting reports on how Ikoli who was once the Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Beecroft, Apapa died. 
 
A version of the account said he locked himself in his apartment and shot himself dead.
 
But another version said he was fired by an unknown person, at the early hours of yesterday.
 
When the gunshots were heard, report said some naval personnel rushed to where the sound came from , only to discover that the door to the Admiral’s bedroom was locked from inside. 
 
The door was reportedly forced opened and he was found in a pool of his own blood.
 
A statement by the Information Officer, Western Naval Command, Lieutenant Commander, Chinwe Umar, stated that “gunshots were heard in the vicinity where Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli resides in Apapa.
 When his room was opened, he was found dead. Police have been invited and investigation is ongoing. When the situation is clearer, an update would be given”.
Police sources at Area ‘B’ command, Apapa, said” when our men arrived the scene, it was discovered that the deceased apparently shot himself.
But we have begun investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident”
A police source at Apapa Division where the incident was reported said that the deceased may be suffering from depression.
 
He said that it was the Naval authority that reported the case to the police.

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