Akuapem Poloo’s lawyer files for bail pending appeal; Court to hear motion Wednesday

Akuapem Poloo’s lawyer files for bail pending appeal; Court to hear motion Wednesday

- Akuapem Poloo’s lawyer has filed for bail pending the actress’ appeal

- Akuapem Poloo was jailed for three months for publishing obscene material

- She is currently being held at the Osu police station awaiting her COVID-19 test

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Counsel for Akuapem Poloo, Andrew Vortis, has applied for bail pending appeal, YEN.com.gh has gathered.

Andrew Kudzo Vortia filed the notice for the appeal and application for bail on Monday, April 19, 2021, Starr News reported.

Akuapem Poloo’s lawyer files for bail pending appeal; Court to hear motion Wednesday
Akuapem Poloo’s lawyer files for bail pending appeal; Court to hear motion Wednesday
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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 was sentenced to three months in jail for those charges on Friday, April 16.

Before handing the sentence, Christina Cann, the judge of the Accra Circuit Court that handled the case highlighted her worry about the proliferation of nude photos and video on social media.

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She expressed hope that the sentence of Poloo will serve as a deterrent to people who engaged in such activities.

The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court is expected to hear the bail application on Wednesday, April 21, the Starr News report sighted by YEN.com.gh said.

Meanwhile, Poloo is currently in the custody of the Osu police awaiting her COVID-19 test results.

Bad case: In an earlier YEN.com.gh report, Vortia said the actress’ case was bad.

As a result, he said Poloo was advised to plead guilty, departing from an earlier not guilty plea.

“When we were at the case management case stage, we evaluated all the evidence against her (pictorial) in the witness statement and we realised that we don’t have a good case,” Vortia told the media.

Reversing a harsh sentence: Vortia filed the notice of appeal to reverse what he described as a “harsh” sentence.

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“…there has been a grave miscarriage of justice and that the trial judge erred in considering only aggravating factor in arriving at her decision,” part of the motion for bail stated.

In a related development, a throwback video of the time Akuapem Poloo's loving mother sang and danced to Running by Chike for her daughter has popped up after the former's sentencing.

The video sighted by YEN.com.gh on social media showed the actress and her look-alike mother standing in what looked like their living room.

All of a sudden, Akuapem Poloo's mother was seen making actions and mimicking the words of Nigerian artiste Chike's Running (To You) song as she danced for her daughter.

The portion of the song that said "I'd be right beside you like the walls of Jericho," saw the loving mother hugging her daughter to prove that she would never leave her side.

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The throwback video follows the trending news of Akuapem Poloo's sentencing which took place on April 16, 2021. After the court sat on the matter, it was decided that the Efiewura actress was to spend some 90 days behind bars after she posted some obscene content on social media.

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