The decision of Akuapem Poloo's manager led to her prison sentence - Former Gender Minister

The decision of Akuapem Poloo's manager led to her prison sentence - Former Gender Minister

- Akuapem Poloo's manager has been blamed for her current prison sentence

- A former Gender Minister, Rachel Appoh says an apology by Poloo would have resolved the issue

- Her manager however advised her against apologising

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Rachel Appoh, a former deputy minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection says the manager of actress Akuapem Poloo is to blame for her current predicament.

On Friday, April 16, 2021, Poloo was sentenced to a 90-day jail term after she pleaded guilty to charges of publishing obscene material with two counts of domestic violence over posting a nude photo of her son in 2020.

The decision of Akuapem Poloo's manager lead to her prison sentence - Former Gender Minister
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In a new interview, the former minister stated that the manager of the actress is the cause of her woes because he advised her against apologising, following the uproar about the nude photo she posted.

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"She was asked to render a public apology which I believe she did...but she was also asked to render a public video apology, but her manager refused and we indicated then that it was in Akuapem Poloo's best interest for her to do it....but because the public video apology didn't come; here we are...I'm really sad," Appoh said on Neat FM.

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In other related news, the campaign to free actress Akuapem Poloo, born Rosemond Brown, is gaining more support with close to 30,000 people signing for her to gain her freedom.

The likes of rapper Joey B are amongst the public figures who have signed the petition.

"We are calling on the president of the 4th Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to pardon this young single mother who can be blamed for perhaps poor judgement but in no shape or form deserves incarceration," reads part of the text on change.org calling for Poloo's release.

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The likes of Sarkodie, Efya, Bridget Otoo, Jessica Opare-Sarforo, and Vanessa Gyan had previously pleaded with the court to have mercy on her prior to the sentence.

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