Access Bank raises alarm over fraudsters using Wigwe’s name for fraud

Herbert Wigwe Access Bank Access Holdings
Herbert Wigwe

Access Bank has warned its customers to be wary of fraudsters using the name of its late group chief executive officer Herbert Wigwe for fraud.

Wigwe, his wife Chizoba, and son Chizi, and former group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Abimbola Ogunbanjo died in a helicopter crash in Southern California, USA on February 9.

Wigwe, wife and son were buried on March 9 in a private tomb inside the Wigwe University which the banker built in Isiokpo, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

In a message to its customers on Wednesday, the bank said its attention was drawn to fraudulent activities by some persons using Wigwe’s name.

“Dear valued customer, thank you for your support as we remember our beloved Group CEO, De Herbert Wigwe,” the bank said.

“It has come to our attention that fraudsters are exploiting the situation, soliciting financial contributions, and falsely promising giveaways.

“We care about you and the safety of your funds. Please do not make any contributions or give out sensitive information such as your PIN, OTP, BVN or account details to anyone claiming to represent Access Bank. Say no to fraud.”