Isiokpo traditional council has declared eight days period of mourning for their illustrious son and brother, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, who met his untimely death on Friday 9th of February, 2024 in far away california, USA, in an ill fated helicopter crash that also killed his wife and son.
According to a statement by HRM King Blessing A.N. Wagor JP, Wagidi XL, Nye Nwe Ali Isiokpo Ancient Kingdom, the mourning period starts on Wednesday the 14th to Wednesday the 21st February 2024.
It stated that all shops, markets and other forms of business activities will remain totally closed on the first day from 8am to 4pm and mourners will gather at Isiokpo round about for procession to His majesty’s place while business activities will be low keyed on the subsequent days..
The statement urged all sons and daughters of Isiokpo ancient kingdom at home and abroad to tie black band during the mourning period in honour of their fallen hero and benefactor.
”The entire people of Isiokpo ancient kingdom in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers state, mourns the tragic loss of their illustrious son, an accmplished entrepreneur and business mogul, Dr Herbert O.Wigwe”, the statement read in part.