Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke was today arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos by men of the Airport Command of the Nigerian Police Force.
Iyke was nabbed by the police after he slapped a Dana Air security guard over alleged time-wasting.
According to reports, Iyke was due to board a 12:15 pm flight from Lagos to Abuja but was running late to catch the flight and the airline security guard tried to help him catch the flight by searching him.
A spokesman for Dana Air, Mr Kingsley Ezenwa Mr Iyke constituted a breach of the Nigerian civil aviation regulations and that the actor was arrested and also denied boarding by the airline following the assault on the security personnel.
“He was very unruly and slapped one of our staff and that’s against civil regulation laws and so we got him arrested by the Police and we also denied him boarding our aircraft,” said Ezenwa.
The actor was subsequently arrested by the police but he was freed after he apologised to the guard he slapped.
Dana Air’s Media and Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa confirmed the incident and Iyke’s apology, The Punch reported.
Despite his apology, Ezenwa added that Iyke missed the flight, which was still on the ground when he slapped the guard.