Abstract: In this paper, we study an almost coKahler manifold admitting certain metrics such as $$*$$
-Ricci solitons, satisfying the critical point equation (CPE) or Bach flat. First, we consider a coKahler 3-manifold (M, g) admitting a $$*$$
-Ricci soliton (g, X) and we show in this case that either M is locally flat or X is an infinitesimal contact transformation. Next, we study non-coKahler $$(\kappa ,\mu )$$
-almost coKahler metrics as CPE metrics and prove that such a g cannot be a solution of CPE with non-trivial function f. Finally, we prove that a $$(\kappa , \mu )$$
-almost coKahler manifold (M, g) is coKahler if either M admits a divergence free Cotton tensor or the metric g is Bach flat. In contrast to this, we show by a suitable example that there are Bach flat almost coKahler manifolds which are non-coKahler.