How senior Naval officer allegedly shot himself dead

According to Ikoli's aide, a boy who lives at his home claimed he heard gunshot from the deceased's room.

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Multiple reports say the Naval officer may have committed suicide as he was found in a pool of his blood with three bullets on the floor.

According to Ikoli's aide, a boy who lives at his home claimed he heard gunshot from the deceased's room. Ikoli was said to be alone in the room at the time.

The aide 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.

"He was a nice and intelligent officer. He was the one who spearheaded the renovations at BEECROFT when he was Commander. It’s a sad news really."

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

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