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  • Updated: February 11, 2024

Access Bank breaks speaks on helicopter crash involving Herbert Wigwe, family

Access Bank breaks speaks on helicopter crash involving Herb

Access Bank, one of Nigeria's commercial banks, has stated that it has no precise information about a helicopter crash in the United States that included its CEO, Herbert Wigwe.

The bank announced this on Sunday in a statement headlined "Important announcement."

According to the bank, it is working with US authorities who are investigating the fatal helicopter crash involving its CEO and his family.

The bank stated that it is committed to keeping its customers and the wider public updated as soon as it receives updates on the issue.

The bank, however, did not confirm that Wigwe, his wife, and their son were in the crashed chopper.

The statement reads, “We have received numerous inquiries concerning an aeroplane 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.”

According to reports on Saturday, Wigwe was presumed dead when a chopper carrying him and five others crashed near the California-Nevada border in the United States on Friday night.

According to reports, in addition to Wigwe, his wife, and his son, at least three other persons were killed in the crash.

Although there has been no official confirmation from Wigwe's family or his firm, prominent Nigerians such as former finance minister and World Trade Organisation head Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, and Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, among others, have issued public statements of condolence. 

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