Navy Commander Found Dead in his Home

Fleet Commander of Western Naval Command (WNC), Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, was found dead at his Apapa, Lagos residence yesterday.

Fleet Commander was in his house when his domestic staff heard gunshots.

Ikoli and the domestic staff were the only residents in the house. His wife lives in Abuja and all his children are school abroad.

One source told PUNCH that Ikoli had been depressed and had been managing an unnamed ailment for some time. The source, the report said, added that it was not impossible that Ikoli committed suicide.

The house boy said he heard a gunshot and was alarmed. He later went into Okoli’s room and found him in a pool of blood. His wife is in Abuja and his children school abroad. His aides usually leave after taking him home from office.

“A CZ 999 Scorpion Pistol, B/no. 17111 was also found. No suicide note was found. His corpse has been deposited in the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital,” one source said.

According to the spokesperson for the Western Naval Command, Lieutenant Commander Chinwe Umar, the police are currently investigating the case.



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