- Afia Schwar has responded to criticisms over comments she made about Akuapem Poloo's jail sentence
- Schwar who has hailed the judge's sentence indicated that she tried to help Poloo but she refused
- In an Instagram video, Schwar got one of her sons to corroborate her story
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Comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger has finally revealed why she does not pity Akuapem Poloo over her jail sentence.
Poloo, an actress and Instagram model was sentenced to a three-month jail term on Friday, April 16, 2021, by an Accra Circuit Court.
The sentencing followed an earlier conviction by the court presided over by Justice Christiana Cann over a nude photo with her son on social media.
Poloo was convicted after pleading guilty to charges which included the publication of obscene material and domestic violence.
Following the news of Poloo's sentencing, the general mood among Ghanaian entertainers has been that verdict was harsh and should have been reduced to a non-custodial sentence.
But Afia Schwar has defended the judgement, praise the judge, and even described Ghanaians as hypocrites.
Her posturing on the matter has drawn criticisms from a number of social media users.
Responding to the criticisms, Afia Schwar went live on Instagram to explain that Poloo has got to this stage because she refused to take her advice.
According to Schwar, when she first heard on the news that Child Rights International had reported the nude photo matter to the police, she called Poloo.
In their discussion, she advised Poloo to come out and apologise to Ghanaians and also come home the next day so they go with her (Schwar's) lawyer the police.
Schwar added that her intention was to get her lawyer to talk to Child Rights for the matter to be settled out of court and she was going to pay for the services of the lawyer.
But after agreeing to her proposal, Poloo later called her that the nude photo was an artistic impression and that she could not be punished for it.
"I offered to pay the lawyer and get the case off but she refused and has got to where she is now.. How am I to blame?", she angriyly askeed.
Schwar went on to call one of her twin sons, John Irvin, who corroborated the story that POloo refused his mother's help and advice.
After her son's corroboration, Schwar swore with the 'turban' she covers hr head with when praying to affirm that she was speaking the truth.
Meanwhile, the judge, in the case, Christiana Cann, has explained why she had to hand down a jail sentence to Poloo despite the mitigating factors.
According to her, the three-month term for Poloo was to serve as a deterrent to others since the issue of nudity is prevalent these days.
Judge Cann also gave further reasons in her judgement as earlier published by YEN.com.gh.
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Source: Yen Ghana