Tragedy struck Monday as the Chief Security Officer to Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Mr Tony Iwelu died of electric shock from a shower rose in Stone Edge Hotel, Kaduna where they were lodged after an official assignment.
Mr Eric Ojiekwe, the Head Press and Public Relations Unit of the ministry disclosed this in a statement.
Ojiekwe described the late Iwelu as a staff who did his job with the utmost professionalism.
Mr Ojiekwe said: ”Iwelu was until his death, in charge of the Minister’s security; a job he did with the 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.”
“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 to God to grant his gentle soul eternal rest.”