Wigwe had stopped drinking alcohol — Doctor


The owner of Flying Doctors, a medical emergency service company, Dr Olamide Brown, has said that deceased Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe had given up alcohol.

Wigwe died at the age of 57 alongside his wife, son and friend, ex-Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo in a helicopter crash in United States.

Brown, a British-Nigerian and personal friend of the deceased billionaire banker said, he had taken to more healthy living by quitting alcohol and embracing exercise while she was already planning towards his 60th birthday.

According to her, “I always planned big surprises every year for his birthday. But for the past few years, I had started planning and saving towards his 60th and his 65th.

“I really wanted to make it huge. I had been keeping a list of things that he had mentioned in passing that he wanted to do and never had time, so my plan was to make all of them happen for his 60th birthday. It never ever in my wildest dreams occurred to me that he wouldn’t make it to sixty. He was exercising. He had given up alcohol. He doesn’t smoke. And honestly, this might be a weird and even slightly callous thought, but I just believe God wouldn’t put one family through the death of a child twice.”

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