Naval Officers say the late Rear Adm. Daniel Ikoli, who was found dead at his Apapa residence on April 5, did not kill himself but there were strong indications that he was assassinated.
A source said “Ikoli was chosen by the President as the next Chief of Naval Staff; he recently earned a special promotion to his present rank from Commodore.
Okolie was also said to be on the panel probing arms deal, linked to the past administration.
The source also said that because of his performance as the Commander, NNS Beecroft, he was loved by all officers and the junior ones.
He said Ikoli transformed the place by introducing smart I.D. cards and increasing special duty allowance from N4, 000 to N12, 000.
Another officer, who said he worked with him, also said the late Ikoli was an easy going man who had zero tolerance for corruption.