Popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
Confirming the arrest, the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, described the situation as a sad development.
The AGN president said the case is being handled by the first lady of the state, Martha Udom Emmanuel through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.
According to Emeka Rollas, getting involved with a child as young as 16 years is something he and members of the association condemn.
He said: “To get involved with a child as young as 16yrs, is not something I and the association I represent, would stand for and this is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I wouldn’t want to comment any further on this case.”
According to PM News, the victim is Moses Armstrong’s family relative, who was put under his care.
Moses Armstrong before his arrest was a special assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.