Popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, has been charged with rape, intimidation, conspiracy, and supplying drugs or instruments to procure abortion.
Moses was arrested on June 16 for allegedly raping a teenage girl he adopted and has been living with his family.
The four charges were read to the embattled actor in a State High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Wednesday, August 10, Premium Times reports.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail.
The defense counsel, Emmanuel Pantaleon, drew the court’s attention to the bail application filed on behalf of his client on July 25 and sought the leave of the court to proceed to entertain it.
The prosecution, I.U. Robert, an assistant state counsel, while opposing bail application, cited relevant judicial authorities and urged the court to dismiss the application which he described as an “abuse of court process.”
The Judge, Ntong Ntong, after hearing submissions from both counsels upheld the defense counsel application and granted bail to Mr Armstrong in the sum of N5 million.
Meanwhile, some friends and colleagues of the embattled actor were in court to celebrate with him after he was granted bail.
Taking to Facebook, one Ekpono Effiong shared photos of the actor after he was granted bail and wrote,
“We all turned up for Amb Armstrong Moses in the court today. The ruling was fair to the glory God. Congratulations the most finest.”