Moses Armstrong, a well-known Nollywood actor and musician, has been detained by Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.
During a conversation with Qed.ng, the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, verified Armstrong’s detention.Rollas described the case as “a very serious one”.
He said it is being handled by the First Lady of the state, Martha Udom Emmanuel through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.
The AGN president added that the organisation will not condone such a crime.
“To get involved with a child as young as 16yrs, 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.”
Armstrong, until his arrest was a Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.