- The likes of Sarkodie, Bridget Otoo, and Efya have joined the calls to #FreeAkuapemPoloo
- Poloo has been convicted by an Accra High court for publishing obscene material
- She will be officially sentenced on Friday, April 16
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Ghanaian celebrities including Sarkodie and Efya are rallying behind actress Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo.
This follows her conviction by the Accra High court for publishing obscene material.
Others including Bridget Otoo, Jessica Opare-Sarforo, and Vanessa Gyan are asking for Poloo to be freed ahead of her official sentencing on Friday, April 16, 2021.
On Wednesday, April 14, Poloo was convicted by an Accra circuit court after she pleaded guilty to the charges of publishing obscene material with two counts of domestic violence over posting a nude photo of her son in 2020.
She explained the idea behind the photoshoot saying she gave birth to her son while not wearing any clothes, therefore, she decided to remind him of what she went through to birth him.
This got a lot of people, both individuals, and groups calling for the head of Poloo over her act.
Poloo deleted the post after she was severely criticized. She later recorded another video with her son to apologise to Ghanaians for the photo.
Bright Appiah, Executive Director of the non-governmental organization, Child Rights International, reported the actress to the police posting a nude photo of herself and her son on Instagram last year.
It is on the back of this development that some celebrities are throwing their weight behind Akuapem Poloo on social media to have her freed.
Check the celebrity reactions below.
In other news, a top Ghanaian lawyer, Samson Lardy Anyenini says actress Akuapem Poloo, born Rosemond Brown, could be sent to jail for three years after she pleaded guilty to the charge of publishing obscene material.
During an interview on Drive on Joy on Joy 99.7 FM, he stated that the crime committed by Poloo is a misdemeanor, and as a result, that's the maximum number of years that she could be sentenced to.
"It's a misdemeanor on the part of Akuapem Poloo, so she could go in for a maximum of three years," stated Anyenini.
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