Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong has been granted bail.
Several friends of the actor took to their Facebook page on Wednesday, August 10 to celebrate his release.
Photos of the actor outside the courtroom were also shared on social media by his friends and fans.
Armstrong was arrested by men of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.
Emeka Rollas, national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), while reacting Armstrong’s arrest during a chat with Qed.ng, described the case as “a very serious one”.
“To get involved with a child as young as 16 years is not something I and the association I represent, would stand for.” he said
However, he stated that the organisation will not condone such a crime.
According to Rollas, the situation was being handled by the First Lady of the state, Martha Udom Emmanuel through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.
Armstrong is the Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel on Agriculture.
The actor has four daughters and lost in wife, Rita Armstrong in 2018 through complications from an accident.