Tony Iwelu, Chief Security Officer to Minister for Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has died of an electric shock in a hotel Kaduna state while attending an official function.
A statement from Eric Ojiekwe, the head of public relations, ministry of transportation, said Iwelu had lodged at the hotel after an official assignment in the state.
“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,” he said
An aide to the Minister who confirmed the story, described Tony Iwelu as a thoroughbred security personnel and very diligent, adding that his death is a great loss to the Ministry of Transport, his family and the nation at large.
Tony was an SSS officer who has been with Mr Amaechi since he was the governor of Rivers . He survive with a wife and three children.