Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister for Transportion could not hold back tears on Saturday at the funeral of his late Chief Detail, Mr. Anthony Iwelu, who was laid to rest in his hometown, Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.

Late Tony died as a result of an electric shock in a hotel in Kaduna State while attending a function.

Amaechi, who wept openly, had to use his handkerchief to wipe away tears rolling down his cheeks, as he paid tribute to the late Iwelu.

“Tony had through thick and thin been dedicated to me and my family over the past 17 years.

“I am truly speechless as it concerns Tony’s death as this is one of my greatest shocks and personal losses,” Ameachi said.

The late Iwelu, who until his death, worked with the Department of State Services (DSS), served Ameachi from his days as Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly up till his recent appointment as Transport Minister.