By Ere-ebi Agedah Imisi
The Police in Akwa Ibom have confirmed the arrest of Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Odiko Macdon, issued a statement recently that Armstrong was nabbed on June 9, for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl in the state
“We have done our preliminary findings and the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP has taken over the case,” he noted.
Macdon disclosed that the thespian was no longer with the command as he was taken to court by the DPP and remanded.
The suspect is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Also speaking, the National President of the Guild, Emeka Rollas, described the case as “a very serious one,” being handled by the wife of the governor, Martha Emmanuel, through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative, EYReP.
Rollas explained that the accusation was a sad development, as it involved one of their own and the organisation would not condone such a crime.
“To get involved with a child as young as 16 years is not something I and the association I represent, wouldn’t 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,” Rollas said.
Armstrong until his arrest, was a Special Assistant to the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel. Also, following his arrest, the guild has suspended the Nollywood actor.