A Nigerian actor, Mr. Moses Armstrong, has been arrested by operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly raping a 16-year-old minor.
The state’s First Lady, Martha Udom Emmanuel, through her NGO, Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative, is said to be pursuing justice in the matter.
Head of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, described the matter as ‘a very serious case’, saying such acts were not condoned amount members of the association.
“To get involved with a child as young as 16years, is not something I and 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,” said Mr. Rollas.
Armstrong, father of two, lost his wife in a fatal accident in 2018.
The movie producer cum politician had been working as Governor Emmanuel’s Special Assistant before his arrest.