Teikumo Ikoli, fleet commander of the Western Naval Command, Nigerian Navy, was found dead in his Lagos home, on Wednesday.
Chinwe Umar, spokeswoman for the Western Naval Command, said 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,” she said in a statement.
“When his room was opened, he was found dead.”
He said 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.’’
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.