Akwa Ibom State Police have arrested actor Moses Armstrong for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

The national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, who confirmed the arrest to our source on Thursday, described the case as “a very serious one” as it is being handled by the first lady of the state, Martha Udom Emmanuel, through her Family Empoerwemnt and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.

The AGN president added that the accusation was a sad development involving one of their own but the organsation will not stand for such a crime.

“To get involved with a child as young as 16yrs, is something I and the association I represent, would not stand for and this is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I wouldn’t want to comment any further on this case,” Mr Rollas said.

“As we chat, he is still in police custody,” the source told Qed.ng.

Moses Armstrong is a special assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel.

Moses lost his wife actress Rita Armstrong in 2018.

Rita died from spinal cord injuries sustained from an accident.

The mother of two was returning to her husband’s residence in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state from Lagos on Saturday, February 3, 2018, when the Akwa Ibom Transport Company (AKTC) bus conveying her got involved in a ghastly crash at the Ugbogui axis of Benin Ore Lagos Expressway.