90 days too lenient; Akuapem Poloo should have been jailed 1 year - Ken Agyapong
- Kennedy Agyapong has backed the court’s sentencing of Akuapem Poloo
- The actress was sentenced to 90 days in prison for publishing nude pictures on social media with her son
- Despite commending the court, the lawmaker believes the sentence was too lenient
- According to him, a year should have sufficed
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Opinionated Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has backed the jailing of actress Akuapem Poloo.
An Accra Circuit Court on Friday, April 16, sentenced the actress known in real life as Rosemond Brown for publishing obscene material to 90 days in prison.
Christina Cann, the judge who sat on the case highlighted her worry about the proliferation of nude photos and video on social media during the delivery of the sentence.
Commenting on the sentence described by many as “harsh”, the Assin Central lawmaker said it was not harsh enough.
“…She should have been given one year,” he stated on ‘The Seat’ show on his Net2 television.
He said the actress’ conduct was “very cheap”, stressing that “anyone who poses naked should be jailed.”
“As for me, if you are a celebrity, I don’t have a problem, but there should be some respect, some decorum.
“No woman can talk about this disgusting thing that your fellow woman has done. It is shameful,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the counsel for the embattled actress applied for bail pending appeal, YEN.com.gh gathered.
Andrew Kudzo Vortia filed the notice for the appeal and application for bail on Monday, April 19, 2021, Starr News reported.
The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court is expected to hear the bail application on Wednesday.
Poloo is currently in the custody of the Osu Police awaiting her COVID-19 test results.
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 realized that we don’t have a good case,” Vortia told the media.
Vortia, however, filed the notice of appeal to reverse what he described as a “harsh” sentence.
“…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 Poloo's loving mother sang and danced to Running by Chike for her daughter 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.
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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