On Monday afternoon at the Muritala Muhammed Airport Lagos, Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke was arrested and detained at the over slapping an employee of Dana Air.
According to reports, the actor arrived late for his 12:15pm Abuja flight and the airline’s security operative tried to help him to meet up with the flight by searching him.
It was reported that Jim Iyke refused to be searched and pushed the man away, but the man maintained that he must be searched before boarding.
The man’s resolve was said to have infuriated him, and slapped the man for wasting his time.
Jim Iyke was later detained by officers from the Airport Police Command.
Kingsley Ezenwa, Dana Air’s Media and Communications Manager said, Jim Iyke was however released, after he had apologized to the airline employee.
Ezenwa noted that the actor eventually missed the flight, which was still on ground when the incident happened.
Alabi Joseph, the Airport’s command public relations officer, also confirmed the occurrence adding that Jim Iyke regained his freedom after he tendered an apology.
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Exclusive: Jim Iyke arrested for slapping Dana Air staff . . Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, was, this afternoon, arrested by the policemen attached to the Lagos airport, after he slapped a staff of Dana Air. . . It was gathered that the actor had missed his flight to Abuja, after arriving the airport late and he got angry. However, when a security staff of the airline was trying to profile him (search him), Iyke gave him a slap. . . The airport policemen were immediately called in by the management of the airline and Iyke was whisked away.