AKWA IBOM-(MaraviPost)-A court in Nigeria has charged the renown Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, with rape, conspiracy, intimidation and supplying of drugs to procure abortion.
The Akwa Ibom State Government charged the actor following allegations that he raped a teenage girl that he adopted and had been living with.
In June, Armstrong who was serving as the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel at the times was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl about three years ago.
The movie actor was first arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Uyo on June 17 but the case was struck out after the Magistrate, Samuel Ukoima, ruled that the matter was not properly filed.
The Magistrate had advised the prosecution to rearrest the suspect, take him to cell and re-arraigned him properly.
According to Premium Times, the four charges levelled against the actor were read to him for the first time on Wednesday, August 10 since he was first arrested on June 13.
The movie actor was suspended by the Actors Guild of Nigeria following the rape allegation.
Meanwhile, Judge Ntong Ntong has granted bail to Mr Armstrong in the sum of N5 million following his bail application after he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Akwa Ibom State-born actor, who started his career 23 years ago, lost his wife, Rita, in 2018 after he sustained spinal injuries during an accident when she was traveling to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State from Lagos.