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‘We lack specific information’ – Access Bank breaks silence on Wigwe’s death

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‘We lack specific information’ – Access Bank breaks silence on Wigwe’s death

Access Holdings breaks silence on Wigwe

Published By: Taiwo Okanlawon

By Taiwo Okanlawon

The Access Holdings says it has yet to confirm if its Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Herbert Wigwe, is involved in a airplane crash in the U.S. on Saturday.

The bank stated this in a public announcement issued by the Head of Media Relations at Access Holdings, Mr Kunle Aderinokun, on Sunday in Lagos.

Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son and three others including Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of NGX Group died in a  helicopter crash in California.

The plane crashed Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

As of Saturday morning, no survivors had been found, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Speaking on the incident, Access Bank assured Nigerians that they was working with the U.S. authorities to gather accurate information.

It acknowledged the lack of specific details but assured stakeholders that updates would be shared as soon as possible.

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Access Bank Statement

“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,” the announcement stated.

The Federal Aviation Administration, USA had said a plane crashed on Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board.

As of Saturday morning, no survivors had been found, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

“We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m., on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department said.

The FAA identified the helicopter as a Eurocopter EC 130.

It was the second crash in one day in U.S.

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