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Access Bank Reacts To Reports Of Wigwe’s Death In Helicopter Crash

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Access Bank Plc, has reacted to the reported death of its Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Herbert Wigwe in a helicopter crash.

Wigwe, who has been feared dead in a helicopter crash was said to be with his wife, son, and a former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

The bank in a statement posted on its X handle on Sunday said it has received numerous inquiries concerning the crash and is working with the US authorities for 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 are reported to have been en route to Boulder City, Nevada from from Palm Springs, California, on Friday night when the helicopter conveying them crashed at about 10 pm, near a small town in California’s Mojave Desert.

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A total of six people were in the helicopter that crashed near the California-Nevada border. No one survived the crash.

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

What exactly led to the crash of the Airbus Helicopters EC-130 remains unclear.

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