Nigerian Navy Clears Air on Death of Personnel 


The Nigerian Navy (NN) has provided clarification on the circumstances surrounding the death of one of its personal,  Mr Ifeanyi Richard Onumaegbu 

The NN which expressed sadness at what it described as an unfortunate incident, explained that  the deceased was an integral part of the NN family as a civilian staff of the Ministry of Defence attached to the Laboratory Department of the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital (NNRH) Ojo, Lagos since 2009 and he served meritoriously. 

According to a statement signed by Commodore A. Adams-Aliu, on 31 March 2024, he was found lifeless in his office at NNRH. 

“A preliminary investigation revealed that four days earlier, on 26 March 2024, the deceased was involved in an altercation with a civilian lady and some NN personnel in Navy Town barracks,” the statement said.

“Consequently, all suspected personnel and the civilian lady involved in the previous altercation were identified and are currently under close custody. The NN has facilitated the movement of the deceased’s body to a reputable government hospital in Lagos based on the request of the family for an autopsy. 

“The NN further wishes to assure his family and general public that all necessary measures are being taken to unravel the cause of death and any person found culpable would be prosecuted according to extant laws.”


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