Actor Moses Armstrong has been arrested actor Moses Armstrong in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria and charged him with “rape of a minor” based on a report by The Daily Post. On Monday, June 20, authorities there launched a press release about Armstrong’s arrest on Thursday, June 9. Police additionally introduced that Armstrong had been remanded to the custody of the Director of Public Prosecution.
Armstrong was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and has appeared in 4 high-profile films in Nigeria since 2012. Earlier than that he starred in prolific video collection going again to 2002. The AGN introduced that Armstrong was suspended from the guild shortly after Monday’s announcement, based on a report by Pulse. Armstrong was additionally a Particular Assistant to Akwa Ibom State Gov. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, however that now not seems to be the case.
Authorities stated that Armstrong was charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old woman, however didn’t give additional particulars on the case. Nonetheless, the general public letter of suspension signed by AGN Nationwide president Ejezie Emeka Rollas made allusions to the severity of the allegations and the energy of the prosecution’s case.
“Actors Guild of Nigeria has been within the forefront of advocacy towards violation of girls, reminiscent of rape, molestation and all type of abuse due to this fact, the allegation towards Moses Armstrong is able to tarnishing the nice picture and fame of our noble Guild if pressing motion isn’t taken in accordance with the constitutional provisions of the Guild,” it learn. “Although it’s our obligation to guard our members in terms of critical allegations, the regulation must take its course.”
Armstrong will be unable to take part in any home movie manufacturing throughout his suspension even when he have been to be launched from police custody. He won’t be allowed to take part in guildy actions both. If he tries to violate these guidelines he might face additional disciplinary actions by the AGN. The guild has reportedly employed police help in monitoring movie units to make sure Armstrong isn’t current.
Armstrong is within the custody of prosecutors in Nigeria. It is not clear when he’s anticipated in courtroom.