PHOTOS: Dignitaries Arrive Rivers Community For Wigwe’s Burial

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

Dignitaries, guests and hundreds of mourners have started arriving the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Isiokpi in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State venue of the funeral service for the former Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Dr Herbert Wigwe, his wife, Doreen, and son, Chizzy.

Among those who have arrived are Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, Senator Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and a former Nigerian Ambassador to Scandinavian Countries, Dr Godknows Igali, among others.

The state Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, led security men to the venue.

Also, members of the clergy, traditional rulers from the Omoeke, Wigwe’s hometown and monarchs from Isiokpo in general are already seated.

Meanwhile there is security beef up within Isiokpo and it’s surroundings.

Family members and friends, had on Friday, attended the Christian wake organised in honour of the deceased in the community.

Wigwe, his wife, son, and a former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, died on February 9, 2024, in a helicopter crash that occurred near a border town between California and Nevada, United States.

Credit: Dennis Naku

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