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BREAKING: Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe Feared Dead in California Helicopter Crash

The reports also suggest that Bimbo Ogunbanjo, the chairman of the Nigeria Stock Exchange was also on the flight.

The Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, is reported to have died in a helicopter crash in California on Friday night. The reports also suggest that Bimbo Ogunbanjo, the chairman of the Nigeria Stock Exchange was also on the flight.

ABC reports that the accident also claimed the lives of other individuals.

Some survivors have been found in the crash that occurred in the Mojave Desert shortly after 10:00 pm PST on Friday.

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According to Semafor, Wigwe—who co-founded Access Bank—was on his way to attend Sunday’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

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In 2018, under Wigwe’s leadership, Access Bank became Nigeria’s largest bank following the acquisition of its rival, Diamond Bank.
Recently, the bank has been focusing on expansion efforts within Africa and internationally, with plans to launch a new banking service in Asia within the year.

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