By Adeniyi Onaara
Actor Moses Armstrong from Nollywood has refuted the rape accusations made against him.
On August 16, 2022, the troubled movie star announced this via his Facebook page.
“Nothing is beyond God. You will receive if you believe. Nothing is beyond God. No one was raped by me. I never rape. Never have I raped somebody. And I’ll never commit rape. I’m better and stronger now. I’m glad I went to prison because God was with me there “He composed.
“The encounter is fantastic. You will soon hear it. All of you angels who believed in me are blessed. Love to all of you. #AkwaIbomFinest #ONELOVE”
Armstrong was detained in June by members of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command on suspicion of defiling a 16-year-old girl.
Reacting to the news at the time of his arrest, the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, described the case as “a very serious one.”
“A youngster as young as 16 years old getting connected with another person is not something that I, or the association I do not represent, would support. We have a member involved in this really unfortunate situation, but I don’t want to comment further on it “explained he.
According to Rollas, Martha Udom Emmanuel, the first lady of Akwa Ibom State, is handling the issue as part of her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.
He separated the Guild from the heinous deed.
He was then accused of providing abortion pills and of raping a minor.
According to Premium Times, on August 10 2022 at a State High Court hearing in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Armstrong was given a reading of the four charges.
His attorney Emmanuel Pantaleon requested permission from the court to proceed with the consideration of his client’s bail application, which was submitted on behalf of him on July 25.
In opposition to the bail application, the prosecution’s I.U. Robert, an associate state counsel, cited pertinent judicial authorities and urged the court to reject the motion, which he described as a “abuse of court process.”
After hearing arguments from both attorneys, the judge, Ntong Ntong, upheld the defense attorney’s request and granted Mr. Armstrong bail in the amount of N5 million.