A helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe, the esteemed CEO of Access Holdings, met a tragic end on Friday night in Nipton, California. The crash claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and four others, marking a profound loss for Access Holdings and the wider financial community.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130, registered to Burbank-based tour company Orbic Air, crashed with six individuals on board. Despite swift response efforts, no survivors were found as of Saturday morning, as confirmed by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
“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,” stated the sheriff’s department, highlighting the severity of the incident.
This tragic event casts a somber shadow over Access Holdings, which has suffered another recent loss with the passing of Abdul Kolawole Imoyo, the Head of Media Relations, just two months prior in December. The untimely demise of both Herbert Wigwe and Abdul Kolawole Imoyo leaves a void in Access Bank and the financial industry as a whole, with colleagues and industry peers mourning the loss of these influential figures.
As investigations into the cause of the crash commence, the financial world grapples with the shock and sorrow of losing prominent leaders.
Herbert Wigwe’s legacy as a visionary leader and contributor to the banking sector will be remembered, while the aftermath of this tragic accident leaves a profound impact on Access Holdings and the broader community.