A crew member of Arik Air was arrested in London for possessing 2.7 kilogramme of a banned substance, suspected to be cocaine.
Mr Chika Udensi, a crew member of Arik Air was nabbed was peddling cocaine. The crew member of Arik Air was arrested at Heathrow Airport, London.
Mr Ola Adebanjo, the spokesperson of Arik Air has confirmed the incident. He claimed that Mr Chika was arrested by the UK Border Force in connection with alleged possession banned substances, suspected to be cocaine.
The spokesperson alleged that the airline is also carrying out its own investigation on the issue.
The airline again reaffirms its commitment to the fight against drug and illicit substances trafficking and will not tolerate the use of any of its aircraft or crew for the courier of banned items and substances.
Arik Air carries out very stringent checks on all members of staff and its travelling guests ahead of all flights. The airline will continue to focus its attention on measures to prevent the possibility of any future similar incidents.
Arik Air is a responsible Nigerian company always seeking to maintain and uphold the integrity and proud reputation of the nation.
Barely two years ago, two crew members of the same Arik Air were arrested in London for the same offence.
The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, has threatened to sanction the airline for the reoccurring incidents. The agency described the incident as a national embarrassment.