Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has come out to clear the air over reports on allegedly slapping an airport staff in Nigeria during a misunderstanding which led to his arrest.
We sighted a video that went viral on social media yesterday which appeared to show Jim Iyke slapping an airport staff at the Murtala Mohammed Airport.
The actor has come under heavy criticisms after the reported incident.
The ace actor has come out to explain what transpired at the Lagos airport on his way to Abuja which indicates that all the allegations and reports were false.
Speaking to the NET, the actor explained himself saying, “One of the security guards who saw me struggling to make my way in got into an argument with my PA.
“At the end of the day, we couldn’t even make it (the flight) and when we were coming back, the airport assistant went to call the police and said my Personal Assistant hit him in the face and pushed him. But when the policeman saw that it was me, he asked that we go downstairs to resolve the matter amicably. We went downstairs and the matter was resolved. I even boarded the same Dana Aircraft. So I was shocked to hear that I was arrested by the Police at the airport. Which Police?”, he quizzed.
“I know that people need content, but let’s not blow things out of proportion, I am not the kind of person who will post a rejoinder on issues like this, because I will be fuelling the fire, but we are all human and we lose our temper at different points in our lives, especially with how rude and unprofessional people are and more bewildering is the fact that people never want to hear the other side of the story”, he further explained
The funny part is that this guy they said I slapped came to pick me up at the lounge and took me to the plane. He got me a better seat and I gave him little change because I know the country is hard. We hugged and ended it on a great note. The manager himself took me to the plane and I told him to school his staff on how to treat people. It’s sad the length that people will go to spread the fake news about people.”
It appears that the Nollywood actor was falsely reported.