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Alleged Rape: Moses Armstrong defies AGN ban, returns to the movie set




Embattled Nollywood actor Armstrong Moses appears to have defied his suspension by the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

The actor, a former aide to the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, was recently arraigned before a Magistrate court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for allegedly raping a minor.

Like his colleague, James Olanrewaju, also known as Baba Ijesha, Mr Armstrong is the second Nigerian actor to be entangled in an alleged rape case with a minor.

Before his arrest and subsequent incarceration, the actor was suspended by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, the umbrella body of actors in Nigeria.


A statement signed by the AGN Director of Communications and actress Monalisa Chinda stated that the actor had been suspended from acting and the guild’s activities.

Ms Chinda said the indefinite suspension became necessary following the investigation of the guild concerning the alleged rape incident.

The actor was recently granted bail in the sum of N5 million by Judge Ntong Ntong. Last week, after perfecting his bail conditions, he was released from prison.
First movie set

Days after, the actor announced that he had hit the location for his first movie after his release from detention.

Going by his post, it appears the movie is titled ‘A Walk Away’, directed by John Henry and produced by Imaobong Udoh.
“My first movie set after my incarceration. Done Here. #DoneAndDusted. #OverAndOut. #AWalkAway… The Movie,” he wrote on Facebook.


The actor plays a significant role in the movie alongside Ime Bishop Umoh, aka Okon Lagos.

The movie is being shot in Akwa-Ibom State.
Still on suspension

Meanwhile, the AGN National President, Emeka Rollas, noted that the actor is still suspended.

Mr Rollas said that despite his release, the Guild would not lift his 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.”
On whether the Guild will penalise him for going on location despite his suspension, Mr Rollas noted that a task force is charged with that responsibility.

“That will depend on the task force. As a Guild, we don’t bother ourselves with small matters like that,” Mr Rollas said.
Not aware of the suspension

In his reaction, the embattled actor noted that he was unaware of any suspension.

Speaking with this newspaper on Wednesday, Mr Moses said he did not receive formal communication from the AGN stating his suspension.

He said that he only saw it on social media like everyone else.


“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 18 October.

Prison experience
Days after his release from jail, the actor recalled his experience behind bars. He had earlier stated that he enjoyed his time in prison.

In a Facebook post, Mr Armstrong noted that he was voted the most humble and best-behaved inmate at the Ikot Ekpene Correctional Center during his incarceration.
“Few days after my release on bail, I was invited as a guest by the In Charge Station of Ikot Ekpene Correctional Center, Deputy Comptroller (DC) Edit Akpan, to grace the occasion of his wife’s birthday Precious Cletus…


“And I have been invited to grace the finals of the prison football competition as a match commissioner coming soon. You will be duly updated with pictures,” he wrote.

Mr Armstrong wwas accused of raping a minor.

He was said to have sexually molested a teenage girl he adopted and has been living with his (Mr Armstrong’s) family.
He was charged with rape, conspiracy and supplying drugs or instruments to procure abortion.

The movie actor was first arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Uyo in June. The case was struck out after the Magistrate, Samuel Ukoima, ruled that the matter was improperly filed.

In a Facebook post, Mr Armstrong, on 17 August, noted that he is not a rapist.


It was the first time the actor would comment on the issue since June when he was first arrested.

He wrote, “Nothing Pass God. If you believe, you will receive. Nothing Pass God. I did not rape anybody. I don’t rape. I have never raped, and I will never rape.”

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New Respiratory Disease Breaks Out In China



New mystery virus leaves hospitals in China overwhelmed as experts panic

Hospitals in China are overwhelmed by an unidentified respiratory.

The disease has taken hold so fast that it has already been declared an epidemic by ProMED, the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

The undiagnosed form of pneumonia has taken hold in Beijing and Liaoning, causing experts to panic.


A source told ProMED: “Many, many are hospitalized. They don’t cough and have no symptoms. They just have a high temperature (fever) and many develop pulmonary nodules.”

Infectious disease specialist Dr Neil Stone took to social media to warn of the outbreak.

He wrote on Twitter/X: “The last time I saw reports of an outbreak of undiagnosed pneumonia in China thought, naa…no big deal. Won’t amount to much. That was in December 2019. Not making that same mistake again.”

Not much is known about the virus, or what the symptoms are beyond what the source previously said.

However, the World Health Organisation appears sufficiently worried enough to have commented but admits that it needs more information from China as soon as possible.


A spokesman said: “WHO requested additional epidemiologic and clinical information, as well as laboratory results from these reported clusters among children, through the International Health Regulations mechanism.

“We have also requested further information about recent trends in the circulation of known pathogens including influenza, SARS-CoV-2, RSV and mycoplasma pneumonia, and the current burden on health care systems. WHO is also in contact with clinicians and scientists through our existing technical partnerships and networks in China.

“While WHO seeks this additional information, we recommend that people in China follow measures to reduce the risk of respiratory illness, which include recommended vaccination; keeping distance from people who are ill; staying home when ill; getting tested and medical care as needed; wearing masks as appropriate; ensuring good ventilation; and regular hand-washing.”

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Jasmine’s Ex-Husband confirms sleeping with Mr Ibu’s son



The estranged American husband of the adopted daughter of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu, Jasmine has admitted to the leaked audio of her sleeping with the ailing actor’s son.

Speaking on the leaked audio recording, Jasmine’s alleged ex-husband said he caught her sleeping with Mr Ibu’s son, as he expressed fear for his life.

Freelanews had earlier reported that an audio recording surfaced online which captured Mr Ibu allegedly admitting to having slept with his adopted daughter, Jasmine and to have allegedly caught his son also sleeping with her.

Another fresh clip shared by the blogger, Tosinsilverdam, via his Instagram page, shows Jasmine’s ex-American husband allegedly disclosing that he caught her and the son in the same room.


He also revealed that when he confronted her for her actions, she tried to make up excuses for being in the same room with Mr Ibu’s son, but he made a point that he knew that they were sleeping together.

Here are reactions trailing her supposed ex-husband revelations:

poshest_wrote: “Just imagine!! Someone that couldn’t even manage her home wants to manag£ another woman’s own.”

bukkie_martinez remarked: “Jasmine if na another woman dey do all these things to you inside your marriage how you go feel???”

dokitorsavageexlusive said: “And I remember m, it was mentioned then that she was married to someone before this American. About this Americana, I also remember their videos trending the, she went to pick from the airport then weeks later they married fiam…..9 months later they separated before he could even process her papers. Now I am wondering if she is woman enough to take care of Mr. Ibu’s home….Well truth will prevail soon”


Mhizrukky wrote: “Married men still won’t learn. Una never sees Anytin. Quick recovery to Mr. Ibu”

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Evangelist Ebuka Obi Breaks Silence On Fake Miracle With Mr Ibu



Speaking about the purportedly staged miracle, Ebuka Obi declared that the actor did not testify on the altar of Zion Ministry and that Ibu never even asked for his prayers for healing.

Founder and Spiritual Director of Zion Prayer Movement Outreach, Evangelist Ebuka Obi has responded after he was accused of staging a fake miracle with ailing veteran actor, John Okafor, better known as Mr Ibu.

Recall that a traditionalist had come out to claim that Mr. Ibu had fooled the public by staging a phoney miraculous act at Ebuka Obi’s church.

He continued to express his happiness over Mr. Ibu’s leg amputation, attributing it to the fallout from the dishonest act he had committed.


In response to this, Obi addressed his congregation and refuted the untrue assertion. He asserts that, in contrast to reports that he invited Mr. Ibu to his church, the actor came to his church his own.

Since he doesn’t even watch films, Ebuka Obi asserted that he doesn’t know Mr Ibu.

He said that he was unaware of Ibu’s celebrity status until someone pointed out to him the actor’s attendance at the church.

Speaking about the purportedly staged miracle, Ebuka Obi declared that the actor did not testify on the altar of Zion Ministry and that Ibu never even asked for his prayers for healing.

He continued by saying that Mr. Ibu’s only grievance was one of financial inadequacy, and that in response, he showed kindness by offering him some cash.


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