Family and friends have been left in complete shock after a Nigerian Navy Admiral was found dead inside his home.

Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli, the Fleet Commander, Western Naval Command is dead. He didn't die on the battle field but in his home.

Ikoli, who was Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT and later appointed into the presidential committee on the probe of arms deal.

He was said to have been found in a pool of his own blood.

Although the cause of Ikoli’s death is not known yet, it was gathered that the deceased was battling an undisclosed illness, which made him loose weight.

The senior officer had left the office on Tuesday afternoon after complaining he wasn’t feeling too well.

There is another account that he was murdered. According to sources, Ikoli usually expressed worries about the possibility of assassins going after him as a result of his membership in the committee.

According to a close aide to the deceased, a boy who lives at his home claimed he heard gunshot from Ikoli’s room and took cover.
 
He said: “The boy said he heard gunshot and when he did, he took cover. His wife is in Abuja and his children school abroad. His orderly and Naval Assistant (NA) usually go after dropping him.

“The bullet hit him on the chest. Three bullets were seen in his room. No one can really tell what happened but the position he was seen suggests he might have been scared of something or someone.

Chinwe Umar, spokeswoman for the Western Naval Command, said the cause of Ikoli’s death had not been known, but investigation is 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.’’