- Akuapem Poloo is reportedly still in Police custody hours after she was granted bail
- Her lawyers say the necessary papers have been served to ensure she gets back home to her family
- The lawyers of the actress appealed the 90-day jail term she received for posting a nude photo of herself and her son in 2020
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Lawyers for actress Akuapem Poloo say she is yet to be released from prison after she was granted bail on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Poloo was granted bail by the Accra High Court after her earlier conviction of a 90-day jail term following her guilty plea to the charges of publishing obscene material with two counts of domestic violence over posting a nude photo of her son in 2020.
The bail was granted in the sum of GHc80,000 with two sureties. She has been ordered to report to the police every two weeks, and also hand over her passport at the High Court registry.
A report by CitiNewsroom says her lawyers led by Andy Vortia have served the Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Ghana Prison Service with the bail order and necessary paperwork to facilitate her release.
In other news about Poloo, the executive director of Child Rights International (CRI), Bright Appiah, has said in a video that he demanded GHC200k from Akuapem Poloo to take her case from court.
While speaking in an interview with Ghanaian blogger Zionfelix, the CRI boss indicated that he requested Akuapem Poloo to cough up GHC200,000 to his outfit to be used to start an investment account for her son.
According to Bright Appiah, Akuapem Poloo's lawyers asked to discuss the matter with his client but upon return, said the actress could not even raise GHC10,000.
The CRI boss said his main concern in the whole case was the welfare of Poloo's son, Chief, so he wanted him to have a solid future. He said he gave the actress the condition of investing the GHC200k for Chief and hand it over to him when he turns 18 years old.
However, Poloo was not able to come up with the cash and it left him no choice but to allow the case to continue in court.
Bright Appiah said if Poloo had fulfilled his request, the case would have been withdrawn from court.
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