Akuapem Poloo gets 90 days jail term for publication of nude pictures

Controversial actress and social media sensation, Rosemond Alade Brown, who goes by the moniker, Akuapem Poloo, has been jailed for ninety (90) days in prison by the Accra Circuit Court sits on Friday.

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.

During her sentencing on Friday, 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.

The case so far

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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