Preliminary information flowing from ongoing investigations into the helicopter crash that killed Dr Herbert Wigwe, CFR, the founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, his wife, Doreen, and son, Chizi, points to the fact that rainy weather contributed greatly to the tragic accident..
Asaase News sources at Access Holdings indicate that, Dr Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son, and other persons, flew to the United States from Nigeria to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas..
Since the distance from Palm Springs where they landed to the venue of the Super Bowl was about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, Dr Herbert Wigwe decided to use a helicopter despite what was a terrible rainy weather condition prevailing at the time, which resulted in the tragic incident.
In a statement issued by Assess Holdings, signed by Sunday Ekwochi, the Group Company Secretary, to confirm the tragic incident, the organization noted; “It is with deep sadness that the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc announces the passing of Dr Herbert Wigwe, CFR, the company’s founding Group Chief Executive Officer and former Group Managing Director of its flagship subsidiary Access Bank Plc.
The entire Access Family mourns the loss of Herbert, Doreen, and Chizi.
“Commenting on the passage of Dr Wigwe, Mr Abubakar Jimoh, Chairman of Access Holdings said, “The Access Family has suffered a major loss with the passing of Dr Wigwe, who was a great friend and fine gentleman.
ACCESS Bank Group CEO, Herbert Wigwe reported dead in helicopter crash