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Rivers-born Naval Officer Found Dead Inside Apartment

Solomon Derikoma, a lieutenant commander of the Nigeria navy, was found dead inside his apartment on Sunday.

Solomon Derikoma, a lieutenant commander of the Nigeria navy, was found dead inside his apartment on Sunday.

The deceased said to be an indigene of Rivers State was undergoing training at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna state.

According to a source credited to TheCable, his corpse was found inside his room on Sunday morning.

The source state that Derikoma and his colleagues were to go on a study tour on the day and after waiting for him, some officers decided to visit his apartment.

“Derikoma and some of his colleagues were to to travel for a study tour,” the source who craved anonymity said.

“After waiting endlessly for him, some officers headed to his apartment, where a padlock was found on the door.

“This gave the impression that there was no one in the room,” the source said after the padlock was broken, the officers found the deceased with a stone by his side.

He was reportedly in a pool of blood. “He was possibly murdered and his body had started decomposing, which means it happened anytime from Friday,” the source added.

Notwithstanding the tragedy, Derikoma's colleagues were said to have proceeded with the tour. The deceased with service number: NN/2852 hailed from Rivers State.