Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Tony Iwelu is dead.
Iwelu was reported to have died as a result of electric shock from a shower on Monday in his hotel room where they were lodged after an official assignment, in Kaduna.
Iwelu was until his death, was in charge of the Minister’s security and did is job with utmost professionalism, according to a statement from the Head Press and Public Relations unit of the ministry Eric Ojiekwe.
“There is no gainsaying that the professionalism he brought to bear in the discharge of his job, sustained him for over two decades in the service of the minister.
“The late Iwelu who hailed from Delta State will be greatly missed, as friends and colleagues have been expressing shock and utter disbelief since the incident took place.
“They described him as a vibrant, honest, kindhearted, loyal and an easygoing young man who was conscientious in the discharge of his duties.
“He left behind a young wife and three children; the eldest being 14 years.
“We painfully accept this divine reality and pray God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest.”