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Akuapem Poloo granted GHS80,000 bail

Social media sensation, Akuapem Poloo, has been granted GHS80,000 bail by the Criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court.

This was after her lawyer, Mr. Andrew Vortia, filed an appeal against her 90-day prison term imposed by an Accra Circuit Court.

To secure the bail, Akuapem Poloo is expected to provide three sureties. She is also expected to deposit her password with the court registrar.

The actress can only travel with the express permission of the court.

An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs. Christiana Cann, convicted the social media star after she pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, for posting obscene photos of herself and her seven-year-old son in June last year.

Reading the verdict, Mrs. Cann gave the Ghanaian actress a minimum sentence for pleading guilty to all the charges leveled against her.

She expressed her dissatisfaction at the increasing rate nudity has dominated the Ghanaian social media space robing the country of its customs and values.

The presiding judge indicated that the action has become necessary to send a stern warning to people who often share nude pictures on various social media platforms.

Madam Christiana Cann added that the actress is being punished to serve as a disincentive to others.

Background

In commemoration of her son’s birthday on June 30, 2020, Akuapem Poloo shared nude pictures of the pair together on her Instagram page.

The pictures were greeted with harsh criticisms with many accusing her of undermining the dignity of her seven-year-old son, among other things.

Mr. Bright K. Appiah, who is the Director of Child Rights International Ghana, petitioned the Director-General of CID, and the matter was referred to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU).

Rosemond, the prosecution said, was arrested, and in her caution statement, admitted posting the nude picture with her son but said she did so unintentionally.

The prosecution held that Rosemond deliberately posted the pictures on social media.

She was convicted by the Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday after she pleaded guilty in court.

The court subsequently ordered her to undergo a pregnancy test and deferred her sentencing to Friday, April 16, 2021.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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