Herbert Wigwe, co-founder of Access Bank and founder of Wigwe University, was reportedly killed in a helicopter crash in California, United States.
Wigwe was also the Chief Executive Officer, or CEO, of Access Holdings, the parent company of Access Bank.
He was reportedly aboard the helicopter with his wife, son, and three other passengers.
According to reports, the helicopter was on its way to Las Vegas when it crashed near the Nevada-California border late Friday night.
The US authorities announced that all on board were dead, with no survivors found as of Saturday morning.
The chopper crashed on Friday night near the California-Nevada border, carrying six people.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration said that the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10:00 pm local time, near Nipton, California, an unincorporated community about 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County.
According Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer with the department, officials at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were made aware of the downed aircraft at 10:12 pm, local time.
She added that the scene of the crash was determined to be east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.
The New York Times has confirmed the incident but did not name the passengers.
No official statement has been issued on the incident