POLICE are investigating the death of a Nigerian immigrant during a deportation flight to his country.
Osamyia Aikpitanhi died on June 9 during an Iberia flight to Lagos, forcing the airplane to turn back and land in Alicante.
According to news reports, Aikpitanhi, 23, may have died after swallowing a gag taped over his mouth to prevent him from biting officers.
There are claims the man, who had been living illegally in Spain for four years, had wrestled with police officers inside the aircraft.
A police spokesman declined to give a cause for the man’s death.