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Wigwe, wife, son laid to rest amid tears


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The remains of the late CEO of Access Holdings Plc, Dr Herbert Wigwe, his wife, Chizoba and son, Chizi, have been buried in his hometown of Omueke, Isiokpo, in Rivers State.

Their burial followed a week-long funeral rites to celebrate the life of the late banking chief, his wife and son.

The funeral service for the banker commenced at 11:00am today.

Mourners, including friends, associates, and well-wishers from both local and international communities, gathered to pay their final respects.

Present at the service are; Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, business leader Aliko Dangote, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, Gov. Alex Otti, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Gov. Babajide Sawno-Olu, former Anambra State Gov. Peter Obi and other notable captains of industry.

Other top dignitaries in attendance are Rivers State Governor Sim Fubara and State Commissioner of Police Olatunji Disu, who is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the burial ceremony.

Also at the funeral are governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and Dr. Godknows Igali, a former Nigerian diplomat, among many others.

NewsBand reported that the bank chief died in a fatal helicopter crash with his wife, son, and a former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group, Mr Abimbola Ogunbanjo in the United States.

The chopper, identified as Eurocopter EC 130, is said to be en route to Las Vegas when the unfortunate crash occurred near a border city between Nevada and California.

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