- A top Ghanaian human rights lawyer has said Akuapem Poloo posting a nude photo of herself and her son exposed her child
- Francis Xavier Sosu made the statement during a recent interview
- Poloo is currently serving a 90-day prison sentence for posting the nude photo
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Francis Xavier Sosu, a human rights lawyer and Member of Parliament says the nude picture posted by actress Akuapem Poloo exposed her son to dangers.
In 2020, Poloo posted a photo of herself and her son on the occasion of his birthday. The photo and subsequent backlash led to a 90-day jail term after she pleaded guilty to charges of publishing obscene material with two counts of domestic violence.
Following the sentence, people in Ghana's creative industry started a petition to ask President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to pardon Poloo. The petition currently has over 34,000 signatories including that of rapper Joey B.
“The social media platform has been abused by many and I agree that what Akuapem Poloo did exposed the child to several dangers. That was a beautiful story that Akuapem Poloo told and that picture told that story, unfortunately, it did not protect the interest of the child under those circumstances,” stated Sosu in an interview with Abrantepa, host of 'Bloggers Forum' on GhanaWeb TV.
“And when you look at the Children’s Act, Domestic Violence Act, the best interest and welfare of the child was never served by that picture, it only served her artistic mind of telling a story of a mother and a child in a naked way looking at each other and asking the child not to be ashamed of her and to always remember that she is the mother."
In other news about Poloo, a number of Ghanaians on social media are not in support of a campaign to free her from her 90-day jail term.
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 herself and her son in 2020.
A number of comments on YEN.com.gh's Facebook page however show that Ghanaians do not approve of the campaign.
Below is a compilation of some of the comments shared on Facebook.
Ohemaa Gladimorris Senior said: "We have 30,000 people who support stupidity. No wonder we are suffering."
Sam Redeemer also shared his opinion: "This is foolishness..lack of knowledge my people perish, why can't you people understand how the law teaches us a lesson to stop misbehaving...This is the main reason foolishness in leading the destiny of our country into total darkness...The 90 days is not enough, it should be 10 years to be an example, using your beauty to fool... Concert party."
David Quophi retorts: "If they there going to petition for her release then we are going to also do same for all those in jail too...this is Barbaric. Instead of you to use your fame to impact the lives of the youth in a positive way, you are just fooling on social media, polluting the minds of the younger generation."
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