US Helicopter Crash: Grieving Otedola Recalls Dinner With Dangote At Wigwe’s New Home

Billionaire Femi Otedola described how the late Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings PLC, invited him and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote to dinner at his newly built mansion in Lagos State.

In a post on X (previously Twitter) on Sunday, Geregu Power’s Chairman stated that Wigwe’s legacy will last forever.

“I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of a banking genius Herbert Wigwe, his dear wife Chizoba and first son Chizi,” he wrote.

“Exactly two weeks ago Herbie and his wife hosted myself and Aliko to dinner at his newly built home in Lagos. I will cherish and fondly remember my memories of time spent together with him over the years.

“Herbie, we will all miss you.

“My heartfelt condolences go out to his children Tochi, Hannah and David. I pray God comforts them during this tragic time.

“May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace.”

Meanwhile, US authorities have stated that witness reports indicate that it was raining when a helicopter crashed in California near the Nevada border on Friday, killing Wigwe, his wife, and son, as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group. The catastrophe also claimed the lives of two other crew members.

“Witness reports to the weather condition at the time of the accident suggest rain and a wintry mix,” said Michael Graham, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) member, at a Sunday briefing.

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