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The Actor Guild Of Nigeria, AGN Suspends Embattled Actor, Moses Armstrong Over His Involvement In The Rape Of 16yr Old Girl In Akwa-Ibom State.

AGN President & Moses Armstrong.

The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), on Saturday, pass a resolution to suspended Nollywood actor Moses Armstrong, over the accusation that he raped a 16-year-old girl.

Precious Eze’s Blog” had broken the story a few days ago when the story of his arrest by the Akwa-Imo state Police command on the instruction of the non-governmental organization, NGO of the wife of the state Governor, Mrs. Martha Udom Immanuel, Family Empowerment & Youth Re-Orientation Path initiative – FEYReP.

The Director of Communications of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Mrs. Monalisa Chinda-Coker, announced Moses Armstrong’s suspension in a statement obtained by this platform on Saturday.

The National President of AGN, Mr. Emeka Rollas-Ejezie was quoted by Monalisa Chinda saying that the suspension is  indefinite and became necessary following an investigation by the guild on the rape allegation.

The suspension letter.

Part of the statement read: “Actor Moses Armstrong has been placed on indefinite suspension by the National Executive Committee of the Actors Guild of Nigeria over his arrest by the police on allegation of raping a minor,” the statement read.

“Armstrong’s suspension was based on facts emanating from the preliminary investigations conducted by the Guild on the allegation.”

The AGN noted that in its advocacy against violation of women, the allegation against Moses Armstrong is capable of tarnishing its good image and reputation if urgent action is not taken in accordance with the constitutional provisions of the Guild.

“The National President, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, said it is a sad development but nobody is above the law, especially on rape and abuse of women.

“‘Though it is our duty to protect our members when it comes to serious allegations, the law will have to take its course,” the National President said.

Armstrong, while on suspension, is not expected to participate in any film production or guild’s activities.

Also, the National/State Chapter Task Forces have been directed to monitor all film locations and production sets in Nigeria as violation of the suspension rules may lead to further stiff disciplinary measures as stipulated by the AGN constitution.


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