Photos: Herbert Wigwe’s father hale and hearty -Police reports, as dignitaries storm Isiokpo for burial of Herbert, wife and sona

Reports quoting a police source insist that Herbert Wigwe’s father, Pastor Shyngle Wigwe, did not slump during the funeral of his late son as published in some quarters.

Earlier, there was apprehension as an unconfirmed report stated that the father of late Access Bank Holdings CEO, Dr Herbert Wigwe, collapsed during his son’s funeral service at Isiokpo in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers state.

Pastor Shyngle Wigwe, in his late 80s, was said to have slumped following the shock of his billionaire son, Herbert Wigwe; daughter-in-law, Chizoba, and grandson, Chizzy. They died in a helicopter crash in the US on Saturday, March 9.

However, a credible police source dismissed the wild news outrightly, saying that Herbert Wigwe’s father was “Hale and hearty”.

The source added: “Even the Senate President (Godswill Akpabio) met and prayed for him.

“The story of Pa Wigwe’s collapse is false. We should allow the family to mourn its dead and not add to the pain by writing false stories,” the source added.

The remains of the deceased have been interred at a private cemetery within the Wigwe University premises in Isiokpo.

The remains of former Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe; his wife, Doreen Chizoba and first son, Chizzy, have been buried in a private tomb inside the Wigwe University which he built in Isiokpo, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The bodies were moved from the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Isiokpo after a funeral service to the private mausoleum and buried around 2.45 pm.on Saturday.

At the graveside, tears flowed freely as the bodies were lowered into the grave.

Dignitaries present at the funeral service include Kayode Fayemi, Peter Obi, Rotimi Amaechi, Bukola Saraki, Aliko Dangote, Sanusi Lamido, Alex Otti, Dapo Abiodun, and Babajide Sawno-Olu.

Also present are Senate President Godswill Akpabio, James Ibori, CEO of GTCO Holdings, Segun Agbaje, and several others.

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