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Police arrest Nollywood actor over alleged rape of minor in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the arrest of Moses Armstrong, a member of Actors Guild of Nigeria for allegedly raping a minor.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Odiko Macdon, confirmed this in a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Uyo, the capital city Monday.

Macdon said that the Police Command had been inundated with inquiries about one Moses Armstrong, the actor.

He said that the actor was arrested on June 9 in the state.

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“The popular Nollywood actor singer, Moses Armstrong, has been arrested by men of the Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year old in the state

“We arrested the Suspect based on an complaint of rape. We have done our preliminary findings the of Public Prosecution (DPP) has taken over the case,” he said.

Macdon explained that the suspect was no longer with the command but taken to court on June 20 by the DPP remanded accordingly.

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speaking, the National President of the Guild, Emeka Rollas, described the case as “a very serious one”.

He said it was being handled by the wife of the governor, Martha Emmanuel, through her Family Empowerment Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative. (FEYReP).

Rollas explained that the accusation was a sad development, as it involved one of their own the organisation would not condone such a crime.

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“To get involved with a child as young as 16 years is not something I 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.

Armstrong until his arrest, was a Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.

Meanwhile, the guild has suspended the actor over the allegation.

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