Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is in a state of mourning following the sudden death of his Chief Security Officer Tony Iwelu who died from electric shock.
Newsmen gathered that Iwelu died from electric shock in the shower of his hotel room, Stone Edge Hotel, Kaduna where he was working on official assignment.
Iwelu was among the security details of Amaechi who travelled to Kaduna to felicitate with El-Rufai on his 60th birthday.
Eric Ojiekwe, the ministry’s head of public relations has issued a statement confirming the death of Iwelu who until his death was performing his duties.
“The Chief Security Officer to the Honourable 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,” the statement read.
“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.”