- Ghanaians are reacting to the news of Akuapem Poloo being sentenced to three months imprisonment for a viral photo
- Some agree with the sentence saying it is right and will teach people a lesson
- Others disagree saying it is too harsh
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Ghanaians are reacting to the news that actress Akuapem Poloo, born Rosemond Brown, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for publishing obscene material.
Whilst some sympathized with her, others praised the judge for the decision.
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 that 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 Rosemond Brown over her act. Poloo deleted the post after she was severely criticised. 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 for posting a nude photo of herself and her son on Instagram last year.
Following these developments, she was sentenced today. Friday, April 16, 2021, and Ghanaians on social media have been reacting to the news.
Read reactions from Ghanaians below.
In a previous interview, Akuapem Poloo's lawyer, Andy Vortia spoke after the conviction of the actress by an Accra Circuit Court.
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.
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