Helicopter Crash: Nigerian Bank Reacts To Reports Of Wigwe’s Death

Access Bank Plc has responded to the alleged death of its Group CEO (CEO), Herbert Wigwe, in a helicopter crash.

Wigwe, who was believed to have died in a helicopter crash, was claimed to be with his wife, son, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc.

In a statement posted on its X account on Sunday, the bank said it has received numerous requests about the disaster and is working with US authorities to provide updates.


“We have received numerous inquiries concerning an airplane crash in the USA. Presently, we lack specific information; however, we are actively collaborating with US authorities who will furnish updates.

“Your understanding and support are valued, and we commit to keeping you informed promptly as we receive updates on the situation.”

They were reportedly on their way to Boulder City, Nevada, from Palm Springs, California, when their helicopter crashed in a small town in California’s Mojave Desert at 10 p.m. on Friday.

The aircraft, which crashed near the California-Nevada line, carried six persons. Nobody survived the crash.

According to Mara Rodriguez, a public relations officer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, officials were notified of the downed aircraft around 10:12 p.m. local time. She stated that the crash site was east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.

It is unclear what caused the crash of the Airbus Helicopters EC-130.


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