HEADLINE | Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2024
By Sandra Nwaokolo
Faleye Olushola, the Special Assistant to the Co-founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, narrowly avoided tragedy on Friday night amidst the ill-fated helicopter crash that claimed the lives of his boss, wife, and son.
Initial reports from Tribune Online on Saturday indicated that Wigwe, along with his wife, Chizoba, and son, tragically lost their lives in a helicopter crash in the United States.
However, by a stroke of luck, Olushola, whose name was listed on the manifest, narrowly escaped death as he opted against boarding the ill-fated flight, choosing instead to travel by road.
According to ThisDay, Olushola had accompanied Wigwe, his wife, son, and former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, on a flight from London, United Kingdom, to Palm Springs, California, US.
Upon reaching Palm Springs, Olushola made the decision not to board the helicopter bound for Boulder City in Nevada, citing concerns about night-time weather conditions.
Opting to travel by road instead, Olushola narrowly avoided the tragic air disaster that claimed the lives of four others.