Jim Iyke after allegedly slapped airline official.
Popular Nigerian actor Jim Iyke arrested by Police at the domestic wing of the Muritala Mohammed Airport in Lagos state on August 27, 2018.
Iyke was allegedly arrested after he was said to have assaulted the staff of one of the airlines domiciled at the airport. The actor assaulted one of the security personnel who attempted to search him after he arrived for a flight. Unknown to the security man, Jim had missed his flight because he arrived late.
Perhaps irritated because he missed his flight, Jim lashed out at the security man slapping him in the process. As a result of the altercation, management of the airline immediately alerted airport police and Iyke was whisked away.
This is coming just a day after his fellow actor turned politician Yul Edochie revealed that he is under no pressure to fill his father veteran actor Pete Edochie’s shoes.
“It is not my plan to fill my father’s shoes; I have just set out to play my part in the society. I am not under any pressure to surpass my father’s achievements in the movie industry. I am just here, being myself. I have always loved acting and mimicking people.
At a very early age, it was obvious that I was also going to become an actor. I was named after an actor called Yul Brynner. However, I am not under any pressure to surpass my father,” he said