The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Moses Armstrong, a popular actor, for allegedly raping a minor.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP OdikoMacdon, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.
Macdon said that the command had been inundated with inquiries about Armstrong.
He said that the actor was arrested on June 9 in the state.
“The popular Nollywood actor and singer, Moses Armstrong, has been arrested by men of the Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl in the state
“We arrested the suspect based on an initial complaint of rape. We have done our preliminary findings and the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has taken over the case,” he said.
Macdon explained that the suspect was no longer with the command but taken to court that Monday by the DPP and remanded accordingly.
Armstrong was a former Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel during his first term.