Herbert Wigwe, wife, son as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group plc (NGX) are believed to be among the six passengers feared dead in a helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border on Friday, around 10 pm California time (Saturday 7 am Nigerian time). No survivors have been located as of the time of this report.
Officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were notified of the downed aircraft at 10:12 p.m. local time, according to Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer with the department. She added that the crash site was located east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.
The Ill-fated Flight N130CZ, operated by Orbic Air LLC, took off from Palm Springs, California, at 8:45 pm but was last seen near Fort Irwin/Barstow, California, at 9:49 pm, Friday.
Wigwe was a banker and person behind the Wigwe University located at Isiokpo, Rivers State that is expected to kick off in September 2024.
He was the Chairman of Access Bank (UK) Limited until his demise at the age of 58.
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