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Embattled Nollywood actor Moses Armstrong returns to movie set, AGN reacts

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Embattled Nollywood actor Moses Armstrong has returned to the movie set, claiming he never received a letter of suspension from the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) regarding an alleged rape case.

The guild suspended the Abuja Connection actor after he was arrested in June for allegedly raping a minor. He was later charged with rape, intimidation, conspiracy, and supplying drugs or instruments to obtain an abortion.

In a recent interview with Premium Times, Moses stated that he did not receive a letter from the guild.

“I was not given any such letter. The National President of the body has not called me, even after my release from prison.

“Even the Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Idongesit Ani Jonah, did not receive any communication from the national body. My lawyer is not aware; my manager is not aware; nobody is aware of any suspension,” he said.

He further revealed that his lawyers had advised him against speaking up on the case until its hearing on October 18.

Meanwhile, the AGN president Emeka Rollas has said the task force will decide whether actor Moses will be penalised for returning to a movie set despite the suspension, adding the guild will not lift the suspension without following due process.

He said, “We don’t just lift suspension without getting proper information from the right channels.

“As a Guild, we follow the procedure. We also have our committee that will investigate the charges levelled against him. Their findings will determine whether his suspension will be lifted.”

Speaking on the penalty for defying the guild, Emeka Rollas said: “That will depend on the task force. As a Guild, we don’t bother ourselves with small matters like that.”

Meanwhile, Emeka Rollas, National President of the Actor Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has stated that the task force will decide whether actor Moses Armstrong will be penalised for returning to a film set despite being suspended for an alleged rape.

The AGN president stated this in a recent interview with Premium Times, adding that the guild will not lift the suspension unless due process is followed.

He said, “We don’t just lift suspension without getting proper information from the right channels.

“As a Guild, we follow the procedure. We also have our committee that will investigate the charges levelled against him. Their findings will determine whether his suspension will be lifted.”

Speaking on the penalty for defying the guild, Emeka Rollas said: “That will depend on the task force. As a Guild, we don’t bother ourselves with small matters like that.”

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