It was reported early today that Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke was arrested over slapping an employee of Dana Air.
According to report, the actor arrived late for his 12:15pm Abuja flight and the airline’s security personnel tried to help him to meet up with the flight by searching him.
Eye witnesses on the spot revealed that Jim Iyke refused to be searched and pushed the man away, but the man insisted that he must be searched before boarding.
In a chat with Pulseng, the actor denies the claims, saying he only had a delayed flight and was only being escorted by his two personal assistants and police escort.
“I am surprised at this news. I am presently seating at the Dana Air office about to board my flight. I missed my flight and when I got to the airport, I wanted to try and see if I could make it because the plane hadn’t gone, they even tried speaking to the pilot but it was late. They had to put me on the next flight.
“My sister just called me to ask this same question because she said her old school friend called her and told she held about my arrest. I have been at the airport for two hours. I don’t know why people will come up with stories like this,” he said.