Access Bank has stated that it does not have any specific information regarding the alleged helicopter crash in the United States involving its chief executive officer, Herbert Wigwe. The bank explained that it has not received any official communication from authorities in the United States, and that it is still gathering information on the alleged incident.
The official announcement by Access Bank, which was shared on its Instagram page,myaccessbank, came after rumours started circulating on social media about the alleged helicopter crash. In the post, the bank said it is working with the United States authorities who are investigating the crash, and that it will provide updates as more information becomes available.
The bank said it is committed to keeping its customers and the general public informed promptly as we receive updates on the situation.
The statement read, “We have received numerous inquiries concerning an aeroplane crash in the USA.
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“Presently, we lack specific information; however, we are actively collaborating with US authorities who will furnish updates.
“Your understanding and support are valued, and we commit to keeping you informed promptly as we receive updates on the situation.”
While the bank’s statement did not confirm the identities of those involved in the crash, earlier reports from news outlets and social media claimed that Wigwe, his wife, and his son were on the helicopter. These reports also mentioned that the crash was fatal and that at least three other people died in the incident.
According to the reports, the helicopter went down in a remote and rugged mountainous area, which made it difficult for rescue crews to access the crash site. The cause of the crash is still unknown and is being investigated by US authorities.