BREAKING: Herbert Wigwe’s Father Didn’t Slump at Son's Burial, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Herbert Wigwe’s Father Didn’t Slump at Son's Burial, Details Emerge

  • The report that Hebert Wigwe's father, Pastor Shyngle slumped at the burial of his billionaire son has been described as false
  • A credible police source said Pastor Shyngle did not collapse as widely reportedly as he is hale and hearty
  • The source warned that Wigwe's family should be allowed to mourn their dead and not add to the pain with false stories journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Rivers state - Pastor Shyngle Wigwe, the father of Herbert, the late Access Bank Holdings did not slump during the funeral of his late son in Isiokpi, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

As reported by the Vanguard, the report that Wigwe’s father slumped and collapsed is false.

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Herbert Wigwe’s father Didn’t Slump at Son's Burial
Herbert Wigwe’s father didn’t slump at his son's burial Photo credit: Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun - MFR
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A credible police source said Pastor Shyngle, who is in his 80’s is “Hale and hearty”.

The unconfirmed report that Wigwe's father slumped during his son, daughter-in-law and grandson's funeral service had caused apprehension in the country.

BusinessDay also reported that there are fears for Shyngle after he was reported to have slumped earlier today.

The newspaper, however, reported that it is unclear whether he survived it as there has been no confirmation of the report by the Wigwe family.

Dismissing the report, the source said:

“Even the Senate President (Godswill Akpabio) met and prayed for him.
“The story of Pa Wigwe’s collapse is totally false. We should allow the family to mourn its dead and not add to the pain by writing false stories.”

The funeral service of Herbert Wigwe, his wife, Chizoba, and son, Chizi, was held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Lion of Judah Parish in his hometown in Rivers before their remains were later interred at a private cemetery within the Wigwe University premises in Isiokpo.

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Remains of Wigwe, wife, son arrive for burial

The remains of Herbert, his wife, Chizoba, and his son Chizi, arrived in Omueke for burial, following their death in a helicopter crash in the United States.

Their remains, accompanied by a huge motorcade on Friday, March 8, were taken from the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Ikwerre LGA, to Wigwe's father’s compound in Omueke, Isiokpo.


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via