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Actors Guild Of Nigeria Suspends Actor Moses Following Rape Case

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Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, and rape suspect has officially been suspended by the Actors Guild of Nigeria after defiling a minor.

This was revealed in a statement signed by Emeka Rollas, the national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

Recall that the actor was arrested by men of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.

The Actors Guild Of Nigeria placed the actor on suspension after new facts emanated from the investigation of the case.

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According to the statement, which was released by Actress Monalisa Chinda Coker, the guild’s Public Relations Officer,
the guild is against violations of women, such as rape, molestation, and all form of abuse, hence his suspension.

It revealed that if Armstrong goes against the suspension rules, disciplinary measures will be stipulated.

The statement reads;
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.

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.

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In a suspension letter signed by the Ejezie Emeka Rollas, the actor’s suspension was based on facts emanating from the preliminary investigations conducted by the Guild on the allegation.

The National President, also noted that 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.

While on suspension the actor is not expected to participate in any film production or Guild activities.

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He also stated that, The National/State Chapter Task Forces have been mandated to monitor all film locations and production sets in the country as violation of the suspension rules may lead to further stiff disciplinary measures as stipulated by the AGN constitution.”

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