Transportation minister loses chief security officer

By Usman Peter

Mr. Tony Iwelu, Chief Security Officer, CSO to the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, 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. 

Until his death, Iwelu was in charge of all issues relating to the Minister’s security; a job he did with utmost professionalism. 

In a statement made available to our correspondent by Head, Press & Public Relations, Mr. Eric Ojiekwe, “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.


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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