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Access Bank Group CEO’s helicopter crash partly blamed on ‘bad weather’

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Preliminary reports from ongoing investigations into the helicopter crash of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CFR, the founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, his wife, Doreen, and son, Chizi, suggest that bad weather played a significant role in the tragic accident.

They had been visiting the United States from Nigeria to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, but had to settle for Palm Springs in California over Las Vegas due to a crowded airport. The distance from Palm Springs to the Super Bowl venue was a two-and-a-half-hour drive, prompting Dr. Herbert Wigwe to opt for a helicopter, despite unfavorable weather conditions, leading to the fatal incident.

Statement from Access Holdings confirmed the tragic accident, expressing deep sadness over the loss and mourning the departed while extending heartfelt sympathies to family and loved ones. Mr. Abubakar Jimoh, Chairman of Access Holdings, described the passing of Dr. Wigwe as a major loss, acknowledging his remarkable impact and the company’s intention to continue building on his legacy of growth and operational excellence.

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The tragedy marks a significant loss to Access Holdings and Access Bank Plc, and the organization will soon announce the appointment of an acting group Chief Executive Officer while aiming to uphold Dr. Wigwe’s influence and contribution.

The Access Family has suffered a significant loss with the tragic passing of Dr. Herbert Wigwe, CFR, the founding Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings alongside his wife and son during a helicopter accident in the United States.

The devastating incident has left the company mourning the loss and extending deep and sincere sympathies to the departed family and loved ones, recognizing Dr. Wigwe’s undeniable impact and passion in transforming the Access franchise since joining the bank in 2002.

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Dickson Ofori Siaw
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Dickson Ofori Siaw is an experienced Ghanaian journalist who has worked with credible news outlets, including Ghanafuo.com where he serves as the Head of Content and Editor-at-Large. He also serves as the Editor at iGhanaian.com
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