By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has suspended actor Moses Armstrong indefinitely for allegedly raping a minor.
A statement issued by the Guild’s national president, Emeka Rollas, said the decision became imperative amid ongoing police investigation into the “serious allegations” of sexual assault levelled against the actor.
“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.
“Armstrong’s suspension was based on facts emanating from the preliminary investigations conducted by the Guild on the allegation.
“Actors Guild of Nigeria has been in the forefront of advocacy against violation of women, such as rape, molestation and all form of abuse. Therefore, the allegation against Moses Armstrong is capable of tarnishing the good image and reputation of our noble Guild, if urgent action is not taken in accordance with the constitutional provisions of the Guild.
“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 statement read.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command had earlier confirmed Armstrong’a arrest.