The airline is presently carrying out its private investigation to determine how the cabin crew member came about the suspected banned substance.
Arik Air will also be cooperating fully with the UK authorities and other appropriate agencies in their investigations.
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.