Herbert Wigwe, 57, the chief executive of Nigeria’s Access Holdings, parent of Access Bank, one of Africa’s largest banking groups, has passed on after being in a helicopter crash in California on Friday night, Media Take Out has learned.
His wife, child, and a former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange, which operates the country’s main stock market, were also un-alived in the crash alongside two others. Media Take Out confirmed that here were no survivors.
The helicopter, identified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Eurocopter EC130, crashed near the border between California and Nevada. The FAA and the U.S. transportation safety agency are investigating the crash, which many on social media are saying appeared “suspicious.”.
The crash occured about 60 miles from Las Vegas. Herbert Wigwe and his family were expected to attend this weekend’s Super Bowl American football event which is taking place in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Mr Wigwe, a billionaire, was committed to educating Black people across the globe. He invested half a billion dollars of his own fortune in building a university in Isiokpo, Rivers State, focusing on management, science and engineering, IT and creative arts and due for commissioning this year.
According to reports, he was looking to do some pretty big business deals that would disrupt the way banking would be done around the world.
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