Naval Admiral Probing Arms Deal Killed In Lagos

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LAGOS – A member of the 13-man Presidential Committee probing weapon procurement since 2007, Rear Admiral Teikumo Ikoli, was on Wednesday killed in his Lagos home.

Rear Admiral Ikoli, is the Fleet Commander of the Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy.

His death was confirmed by the Lieutenant Commodore Chinwe Umar, Spokesperson for the Western Naval Command, saying Ikoli’s death had not been known.

“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,’’ Chinwe Umar said, adding that investigation was ongoing.

While assuring that more updates would be given as they unfold, the naval spokesperson said the police had been invited for investigation into how the senior naval officer died.

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