The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, for allegedly violating a 16-year-old girl.
The national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, who confirmed Armstrong’s arrest, described the case as “a very serious one”.
In a chat with Qed.ng, he said the case is being handled by the First Lady of the state, Martha Udom Emmanuel, through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.
He added that the organization would not condone such a crime.
“To get involved with a child as young as 16 years, is not something I and the association I represent stand for. This is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I would not want to comment any further on this case.” The AGN president said.
In other news, a Nigerian man, Osarobo John Izekor, and his wife, Precious Izekor, who made a vulnerable Nigerian woman perform forced labour in their home in east Belfast, United Kingdom, will be sentenced for the slavery offence on June 27, 2022, a court has heard.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, the pair will be required to compensate their victim with £10,000 in damages.
The husband and wife, aged 36 and 29 years old, respectively, admitted that they required another person to perform “forced or compulsory labour” in their home at Ashmount Gardens in Lisburn, between September 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.
The couple admitted keeping the Nigerian woman as a domestic slave in their then Castlereagh Place home in Belfast for a ten-month period.