A Magistrate court in Akwa Ibom has struck out a suit prosecuting a Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong for allegedly abducting and defiling a 16-year-old girl.
The judge, Moreen Udoka, struck out the suit after the prosecutor, A. Nyongessien, an assistant state counsel, reported that the suit has been filed at the State High Court.
The teenage girl was reportedly abducted by Mr. Armstrong and was living with the actor’s family in Akwa Ibom.
This is the second time the suit had been struck out.
The first Judge, Samuel Ukoima, whose court Mr. Armstrong was first arraigned on June 17, had struck out the prosecution’s remand application on the basis that it was not properly filed.
Ukoima ordered the actor to be re-arrested after the case had been properly filed.
The actor had been remanded for 21 days in a correctional facility to enable the prosecution to file a case at the high court after the lower court struck out the case based on jurisdiction.
Further hearing on the suit would be at the State High Court.