Moses Armstrong: Police Confirms Arrest Of Embattled Nollywood Actor Over Alleged Rape



Embattled Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong has been arrested by police operatives in Akwa Ibom.

The spokesman for the state police command, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday in Uyo, said the actor had been arraigned in court by the state’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He said the command had been inundated with reports about Armstrong who was arrested on June 9.

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

He had since been suspended by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) over the allegation.

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Macdon said;

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.

The suspect is no longer with the command but taken to court on June 20 by the DPP and remanded accordingly.

The popular Nollywood actor lost his wife and colleague, Rita Armstrong in 2020.

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