By Albert Akota
The Chief Security Officer to the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Mr. Tony Iwelu died on Monday, February 17, 2020 of electric shock from a shower rose in Stone Edge Hotel, Kaduna where they were lodged after an official assignment.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by head, press and Public Relations yesterday Eric Ojiekwe, said until his death, Iwelu was in charge of all issues relating to the Minister’s security; a job he did with utmost professionalism.
“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.
“There is no doubt that 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 describe him as a vibrant, honest, kindhearted, loyal and easygoing young man who was conscientious in the discharge of his duties.
“He left behind a young wife and three children; the eldest being about 14 years.
“We painfully accept this divine reality and pray God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest,” the statement reads.