Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, has been charged with rape, intimidation, conspiracy and supplying of drugs or instruments to procure abortion.
Armstrong, a former aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel, was arrested last month for allegedly raping a minor he adopted.
The four charges were read to Armstrong in a State High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom on Wednesday, August 10, Premium Times reports.
He reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail.
His counsel Emmanuel Pantaleon drew the court’s attention to his 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.