Former Assistant Director-General, (DSS,) Dr. Toyin Akanle, has described the death of Tony Iwelu, Chief Security Officer, to Rt Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, Minister for Transport as shocking and unfortunate.
Dr. Akanle in a statement lamented that the life of such a dutiful officer, a rare breed and highly professional would be cut shot at a time when his services were most needed.
Dr. Akanle described Tony Iwelu who served under his command when he was the State Director of Security in Rivers State as a refined officer, said he is yet to come to terms with the sudden death of the CSO who died in Kaduna while on official duty.
In his words, ” Tony Iwelu was a dutiful, hardworking, committed, unassuming and loyal officer.
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He was an officer who handles difficult tasks in a meticulous manner, and was a result-oriented officer”.
The former Assistant Director-General, DSS, consoled the immediate family of the deceased, the Minister for Transport and the nation for the loss of a vibrant and loyal officer whose kind are hard to come by. He prayed also that may his soul rest in the bosom of the Almighty.
Dr. Akanle urged the deceased family, Minister for Transport, the DGSS, Management, and Staff of the DSS, and the nation at large to be consoled by the indelible footprints of Tony Iwelu and said he would be greatly remembered for his selfless services to his fatherland.