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Transportation Minister’s CSO Dies In Hotel



Mr Tony Iwelu, the Chief Security Officer to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has been reported dead in line of official duty.
He was killed on February 17 by an electric shock from a shower rose in Stone Edge Hotel, Kaduna, where they lodged after an official assignment.
Iwelu was until his deathin charge of the Minister’s security.
“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,” said a statement from the Head Press and Public Relations Unit of the Ministry, Mr Eric Ojiekwe.
The late Iwelu, who hailed from Delta State, is survived by wife and three children; the eldest being 14 years.
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