Rear Admiral Teikumo Daniel Ikoli, the Fleet Commander of Western Naval Command in Apapa (Lagos) whose corpse was discovered by his houseboy on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, was pencilled down by President Muhammadu Buhari to become the next Chief of Naval Staff, insiders who knew the officer and gentleman told News Agency of Nigeria.
What’s more, the sources claimed that the quiet man was possibly assassinated. And could not have killed himself.
That his work ethic and honesty endeared him to the President.
Here are the fresh details provided by the sources News Agency of Nigeria spoke to:
1. His elevation to the position of Chief of Naval Staff was reportedly delayed by the President’s medical trip.
2. Ikoli was loved by the rank and file for his concern for their welfare. And enormous changes he effected wherever he served.
3. He allowed his personal staff to close on time. Not one to act like a big man with airs.
4. He shuns protocol and was a humble and easy going fellow.