The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the arrest of Moses Armstrong, a Nollywood actor over alleged rape of a minor.
MOUTHPIECE NGR had reported that the popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong has been suspended indefinitely by the Actors Guild of Nigeria for allegedly raping a minor.
Emeka Rollas, the AGN President, revealed that the indefinite suspension came following the investigation conducted by the body on the allegation.
The spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, has confirmed the arrest of the alleged in a statement made available to newsmen in Uyo on Monday.
Macdon said that the member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria was arrested on June 9 in the state.
“The popular Nollywood actor and singer, Moses Armstrong, has been arrested by men of the Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl in the state
“We arrested the suspect based on an initial complaint of rape. We have done our preliminary findings and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has taken over the case,” he said.
he narrated that the suspect has been charged to court on June 20 by the DPP and remanded accordingly.
Mr Emeka Rollas, the National President of the Guild, said the matter was “a very serious one”.
“To get involved with a child as young as 16 years is not something I and the association I represent, would stand for.
“This is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I wouldn’t want to comment any further on this case,” he said.