Some online reports are saying, popular Nigerian actor, Jim Iyke was arrested today at the Murtala Mohammed airport after being accused of slapping an airline staff who tried to search him and assist him to catch his afternoon flight that he was almost missing.
An eyewitness said the actor arrived late at the airport and was due to miss his flight scheduled for early Monday afternoon.
He, however, got aggressive during a security check and slapped the Dana staff, who was identified only as Suleiman.
According to the eyewitness, “The actor was supposed to go on a 12:15pm flight from Lagos to Abuja, but he came late.
“A Dana air staff, Suleiman, was doing a secondary check on him before he could board, but the actor got aggressive.”
According to sources in the local wing of the airport, the incident led to Iyke being arrested by the Airport Police Command. Dana Air’s Media and Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, who confirmed the incident, said Iyke was later released after he had apologized to the airline employee.