Nollywood actor arrested for allegedly raping 16-yr-old girl

Nollywood actor arrested for allegedly raping 16-yr-old girl

A popular Nollywood actor and singer, Moses Armstrong, has been arrested by the police in Akwa Ibom State for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

Equally important, this was confirmed by the National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas.

Specifically, Rollas confirmed the arrest of the Nollywood star on Thursday, June 16, in a chat with Qed.ng. Correspondingly, while revealing that the case is a serious one; Rollas added that the case is being handled by the First Lady of Akwa Ibom state, Martha Udom Emmanuel, through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.

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Additionally, the Actors Guild President disclosed that the accusation was a sad development, as it involves one of their own. However, he said the organisation will not condone such a crime.

“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,” he said.

Meanwhile, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, has railed against the rising practice of jungle justice in the state; while recalling an incident involving a woman who was almost lynched.

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Taking to his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, the Lagos PPRO disclosed that a mob had stripped the woman naked after accusing her of diabolically stealing someone’s child. Also, he revealed that this was an unfounded allegation which was yet to be proven.

‘’We really need to join hands to stop jungle justice. At 1810hrs today, people stripped naked a 53 year old woman (names withheld), started stoning her and were on the path of lynching her. This happened at Alasalatu, Mushin.

‘‘The allegation was that she touched a baby and the baby disappeared. Police got there on time to rescue her. Lynch mob was dispersed with teargas. Allegation has not been proven. No parent/guardian has come forward yet to complain of a missing baby in that locality today. She’s currently at the station.

‘‘Her husband has been contacted. Investigation is ongoing. Jungle justice is not the way to go. Say NO to jungle justice!!!’’

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