Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, was reportedly arrested by policemen attached to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, after he slapped an unidentified staff of Dana Air.
The incident happened on Monday.
According to multiple media reports, Iyke reportedly got aggressive because he missed his flight to Abuja, after arriving late.
However, when a security staff of the airline tried to search him, the actor slapped the Dana employee for wasting his time.
However, the viral video circulating on the internet did not show Iyke assaulting the unidentified Dana staff.
The short video clip only showed a policeman escorting Jim Iyke out of the terminal while the actor sarcastically asked why he had an audience.
“Is that why this multitude are gathered?, Jim Iyke said.
Dana Air’s Media and Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, who confirmed the incident, said Iyke was, however, released, after he had apologised to the airline employee.
Ezenwa added that the actor eventually missed the flight, which was still on ground when the incident happened.
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.