Judge Ntong Grants Actor, Moses Armstrong N5m Bail

By Tapre Timine
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Popular Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong, who was charged with rape, has been granted 5million naira bail by Judge Ntong Ntong at the State High Court Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

Moses was arrested on June 16 for allegedly raping a teenage girl he adopted and was living with his family.

Other charges include intimidation, conspiracy, and supplying drugs or instruments to procure abortion

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The four charges were read to the actor in court on Wednesday, August 10, according to newsmen.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail.

The defense counsel, Emmanuel Pantaleon, presented to the court the bail application filed on behalf of his client on July 25 and sought the leave of the court to proceed to entertain it.

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The prosecution, I.U. Robert, an assistant state counsel, while opposing the 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 approved the defense counsel’s application and granted bail to Mr Armstrong in the sum of N5 million.

Friends celebrated on Facebook after the new development.

We all turned up for Amb Armstrong Moses in the court today. The ruling was fair to the glory God. Congratulations the most finest,” they said.

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