Command (WNC), has been found dead at his residence in Apapa, Lagos.
The Nation reports that Ikoli was found in a pool of his blood on Wednesday, April 5 and was believed to have shot himself dead.
Before his death, Ikoli was Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT and was later appointed into the presidential committee to probe the arms deal scandal that rocked the nation recently.
Rear Admiral Daniel Ikoli was a fleet commander here at the Western Naval Command Headquarters before his death.
VON gathered Ikoli left his office on Tuesday, April 4 afternoon, after complaining he was not feeling too well.
He was also said to be battling an undisclosed illness which made him lose weight.
Close sources also said Ikoli usually expressed worries about assassins going after him as a result of his membership of the presidential committee on arms probe. His death has left many of those close to him in shock.
According to a close aide, a boy who lived at his home claimed he heard gunshot from Ikoli’s room and ran for 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.
“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.”
Contacted, the command’s information officer, Lieutenant Commander Chinwe Umar, said the police have been invited for investigation.
She said: “In the early hours of Wednesday, April 5, gunshots were heard in the vicinity where Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli resides in Apapa.
“When his room was opened, he was found dead. Police have been invited and investigation is ongoing. When the situation is clearer, an update would be given.”