- Akuapem Poloo's lawyer, Andy Vortia, has spoken on the actress' conviction in court
- In an interview on Thursday, Lawyer Vortia explained the circumstances which led to Poloo pleading guilty
- According to him, the evidence against the actress was overwhelming and it was only wise to plead so and get a lenient judgement
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Actress Akuapem Poloo's lawyer, Andy Vortia, has spoken after the conviction of the actress by an Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Poloo, known in private life as Rosemond Brown, was convicted after pleading guilty to charges brought against her following her viral nude photo with her son in June 2020.
Poloo was made to go in custody to undergo a pregnancy test while awaiting the judge, Christiana Cann's, sentencing on Friday, April 16.
Following the news that Poloo was convicted on her own plea, many have been wondering why she chose to plead guilty.
But speaking in an interview on Peace FM on Thursday, Lawyer Vortia indicated that the guilty plea was the best route, looking at the evidence at hand.
According to him, the prosecutors handed over a pen drive containing video evidence of Poloo going nude with her son, among others.
From the pen drive, the evidence against the actress was so overwhelming that they needed to plead and not fight.
The latter route, the lawyer explained, would have been deemed as a waste of the court's time and would have attracted a harsher punishment.
But with the guilty plea, Lawyer Vortia was hopeful that he could get the judge to show mercy and opt for the most lenient punishment.
He also debunked suggestions that the pregnancy test asked by the court meant Poloo was going to be jailed.
Meanwhile, Akuapem Poloo has got her mother wailing on live radio because of her court case.
The mother has cried and begged the judge handling her daughter's case to have mercy, forgive her daughter and let her go free.
According to the pained mother, she has a stomach ulcer, however, she has not been able to taste any food since this issue started.
Earlier on Thursday, April 15, 2021, comedian DKB visited Akuapem Poloo in police cells.
In a video after the visit, DKB has described the actress' current condition. The comedian also pleaded with the judge in the case to be merciful.
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