Fresh details on the tragic death of Herbert Wigwe, Co-founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, have emerged.
According to a report by ThisDay, Wigwe’s special assistant, Faleye Olushola, escaped death on Friday night in the ill-fated helicopter crash that claimed the lives of his boss, wife and son.
Olusola, whose name was in the manifest, miraculously escaped death as he did not board the ill-fated flight but opted to travel by road.
Olushola flew with Wigwe, his wife, son and former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo from London, United Kingdom to Palm Spring, a city in California, United States.
“But on getting to Palm Spring, Olushola declined to board the ill-fated flight going to Boulder City in Nevada, insisting that he would not travel by Helicopter at night due to the weather conditions,” the report said.
He was said to have opted to travel to Boulder City by road and escaped the air disaster, that claimed the lives of four others.
Meanwhile, Access Holdings has reacted to the incident in a statement, saying however, that it lacked adequate information about the crash and was collaborating with the US authorities to get the updates.
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