Nollywood Star, Jim Iyke Arrested at Lagos Airport
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke was yesterday arrested by the Nigerian police, Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos Command for slapping a security staff of Dana Air, simply identified as Suleiman.
A report gathered by our correspondent indicated that Iyke who had arrived late for the flight out of Lagos to Abuja was reluctant to be screened by the security personnel of the airline, but the insistence of one of them increased his aggression.
It was gathered that he was supposed to depart Lagos with a 12:15pm flight, but he came few minutes after 12:00.
For most airlines, check-in closes 30 minutes before flight and about an hour for international flight.
It was learnt that Iyke in the course of the aggression damaged some facilities at the terminal, which led to the airline inviting the police to take charge of the ugly situation.
He was eventually taken away by the police and detained by the police command. While at the station, he was said to have telephoned his lawyer who pointedly told him that his action was wrong and against safety standard.
He, however, wrote a statement and apologised for his unruly behaviours.
Iyke was later checked in into a 6:00pm flight to Abuja out of the airport.
Mr. Kingsley Ezenwa, the spokesman of Dana Air, confirmed the development in an interview with our correspondent.