During the late hours of yesterday (10th February, 2024), news spread that one of the most influential figures in the Nigerian business scene, Dr. Herbert Wigwe CFR, the founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings and former Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, was involved in a fatal airborne accident in the United States.
Upon sending shock waves both abroad and home, the development went viral on social media, at the least stirring curiosity regarding the authenticity of its said cause. Sources close to Bendada.com, as well as secondary reports, have confirmed the incident.
Herbert, who is best known as the CEO of Access Bank, was in a helicopter transit with five others (including members of his own family) when the aircraft suffered a technical difficulty and crashed somewhere in California.
The chopper designated as Eurocopter EC 130 was en route to Boulder City, Nevada from Palm Springs, but crashed near Nipton, an unincorporated community in the Ivanpah Valley in San Bernardino County.
Others involved in the accident have been identified as his wife, his son, erstwhile Chairman of Nigerian…